The Guardian's Michael Billington likes Seamus Heaney's new translation of Sophocles' Antigone, The Burial at Thebes. The production at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, directed by Théâtre du Nouveau Monde's Lorraine Pintal and designed by fellow Canuck Carl Fillion: not so much.
You feel that Heaney has brilliantly stripped Sophocles's play to the bone only for his Québécois director, perversely, to dress it up again.[Psst... that's Québécoise, Mr. Billington.]