The Antigone (441 B.C. – present)

Say there was a young woman whose brother lay dead in the street and rotting.

With nothing other than these details to go by,

either facing the audience or looking away,

say aloud four possible reasons for not moving the body in the first place.

Otherwise, making two indistinct columns and working as quickly as possible,

jot down like a regular Sophocles your responses to this thing without body:

What                                                   is

the                                                       val-

-ue                                                       of

life                                                       with

or                                                         with-

out                                                       love?