Life Imitates Art

For those of you teaching Antigone by Sophocles this year, this article could be a valuable one for showing the students how art is more true to life (than reality TV even!).

Apparently, students at Jamaica High School in New York City adapted Antigone to parallel their school district’s unequal treatment of students within their own school and in education in general. That in itself is not news, but when the principals decide to ban the performance with a Creon-like decree, the play comes to life.

I could see this happening at my school, and something tells me many of you teachers out there in cyberspace could imagine this occurring in your school too.

Read the article here and read the script here.

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