How would you want your audience to respond to the character of Ismene? Explain how you would perform the role in each of her two appearances in the play in order to achieve your aims.
Ismene is sister to Antigone, but their personalities and attitudes are complete opposites to each other. Antigone is proud and defiant, where Ismene has a more commonsense and subservient attitude. I would like the audience to respond to her character with pity, reverence also shock at the hidden strength that the character reveals.
Ismenes first appearance in the play is in the prologue with Antigone. In this scene the two sisters contrasting personalities are very apparent. Within this scene I would like the audience to pity Ismene and... View More »