Ms. Gokturk


Introducing Antigone!


You are about to meet one of the most famous heroines of all time. In order for you to really appreciate her, you will (with a partner) research one topic from below and present it to the rest of the class using PowerPoint.



  • Your presentation should not exceed 4 minutes and should provide a nice, general introduction to your topic.
  • Your presentation should provide graphics on each slide to illustrate your points.
  • Do not copy and paste websites onto your slides: synthesize the information into simple terms.
  • Fill in the blanks with your oral speech.
  • Use enhancements the program provides.
  • Cite all websites and/or books consulted:


Author. Title of item. [Online] Available http://address/filename, date of document or download.


  • Cite all images on the photo itself or on the Bibliography slide. Follow Ms. G’s sample:


Description or title of image. [Online Image] Available http://address/filename, date of document or download.


  • Provide a Title Slide, an Intro Slide, a Conclusion Slide, and a Bibliography Slide in addition to your content slides.
  • Speak clearly, comfortably, and slowly so that your audience can take notes. Engage them with questions and interaction as well.
  • Provide a ONE PAGE study sheet for your 17 classmates that highlights and details the important stuff. DO NOT PRINT THESE IN THE LAB. Be sure to have your copies BEFORE CLASS!


It’s going to be marvelous (110 points).


Topics (Some guideline questions have been included to help you research!):

  1. Author Study: Who was Sophocles?
    1. Present a brief biographical sketch about what we know about him. Pick the highlights to present focusing on what seems to be most relevant to the study of Antigone. Also important -- compare him to: Aeschylus and Euripides, two other big playwrights of the time. What are their contributions to the theater? [All three.]
  2. Origin of Greek Tragedy
    1. What connection does Greek theater have with religion or religious festivals? Why might Thespis be called the “Father” of Drama”?
  3. (A group of three may work on this topic) Mythology. Explain who the following are: Dionysus, Demeter, Persephone, Niobe, Zeus, Aphrodite, Pallas Athena, Hades.
  4. Structure of Ancient Greek Play
    1. How is the Ancient Greek play similar and different from Elizabethan and modern plays? Explain each of the parts. Examine the musical elements of the Greek play. Examine the conventions (action, time, place) of the ancient play. What were some limitations? Examine the odes and chorus. Look at the structures of plays…
  5. Structure of Greek Theaters & Audience
    1. What did the theaters look like? How and where were they built? Who attended the plays? What “special effects” existed?
  6. Actors & Acting in Ancient Greece
    1. How does this topic relate to the word “hypocrite”? Who got the starring role and why? What kinds of people were actors in this time? What were some of the obstacles actors faced? How did they overcome them? How do these guys compare to modern actors?
    2. Costumes, Masks, Sets--What did the costumes look like? Detail the various masks.
  7. The Legend of Oedipus (Rex)
    1. Provide a step by step summary of this famous story. Illustrate it to keep our interest.
  8. Role of Women in Ancient Greece
    1. How were women’s rights different than today in the US? How were women expected to be?
  9. Ancient Greek Burial Rites (Practices)
    1. What did the Greeks believe? How did they put loved ones and heroes to rest?