Relevance of the introductory scenes in "Antigone" and "Oedipus the King"
"The people gathered here are about to act the story of Antigone" This is the opening declaration to Jean Anouilh's adaptation of the Greek mythology "Antigone" and a part of the introductory scene. The author uses an informative technique in the form of the prologue to provide historical information on the plot (its origins) and on the characters in the play. A prologue is defined as the introductory lines of a play, speech or poem, and similar to the role of the chorus in "Oedipus the king" by Sophocles. The role of the introductory scene goes beyond shedding light on the characters in…
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