"Like any thinking person, I should like to think there was—I don't care whose or which—some God. Not out of fear: death is a lark; it's life that stings. But if there were some God, then I'd exist in his imagination, like Antigone in Sophocles'. I'd have no complications, no confusions, no waste parts or misplaced elements and then, oh, Henry, then I'd make some sense. I'd be a queen in Arcady and not an animal in chaos. How, from where we started, did we ever reach this Christmas?"
— James Goldman (1927-1998) The Lion in Winter, act 2, scene 1
|Theater poster by Wiesław Grzegorczyk for a production of Antigone at the People's Theater in Krakow, Poland (1998)|