For January, my book club read the sparse, powerful Antigone. My copy included some insightful essays to provide a context for this play. The culture this comes from, was so different from our own. I was struck by Antigone’s single-minded idealism as she took on Creon, who wanted to execute her for disobeying his edict by burying her brother, who opposed the government.
It’s a powerful play with flawed characters, which can teach any playwright or screenwriter a lot about doing more with less.