The old tragedy of Antigone sneaks into the new normal of the theatre


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Antigone is an old acquaintance of the International Classical Theatre Festival of Mérida, that is usually to appear very often since, in 1971, put it in walk in the sand emeritense José Luis Alonso, María Fernanda D Ocon in the lead role. It is not strange that the sixtieth edition of a competition that gave birth to the legendary actress Margarita Xirgu in 1933 has lifted the curtain with a version of the tragedy that he wrote Sophocles in the fifth century. C., and that some have qualified as “the most excellent of the tragedies.”

The festival emeritense has this year, for the reason that all the world knows, a very special meaning. Had on the opening day a