The Theban Plays

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611497X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The stirring tale of a legendary royal family's fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Essential reading for English and classical studies majors.

Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299302547
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Oedipus at Colonus follows Oedipus Rex and Antigone in the trilogy of Greek dramas about the king of Thebes and his unhappy family. David Mulroy's translation combines scrupulous scholarship and textual accuracy with a fresh verse style, and his introduction and notes deepen the reader's understanding of the play and the politics of Sophocles' Athens.

The Oedipus Cycle

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062132202
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone—together known as The Oedipus Cycle. One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles’s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for nobility and greatness lead paradoxically to their own tragic downfalls. Portraying humankind at its worst and most fallible even while exploring the heights of virtue and honor, the plays shine a searing light upon questions of fate and free will, destiny and responsibility, hubris and humility, honor and obligation, and more. Robert Bagg’s timely translations allow the power and depth of Sophocles’s masterpieces to shine through clearly to readers today.

The Oedipus Cycle an English Version

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780156027649
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Three tragedies recount the downfall of Oedipus, his death in exile, and the actions by his daughter Antigone following his death.

Theban Plays

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205857
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This powerful new rendering of the plays of the Theban cycle includes, in addition to the translators' celebrated Oedipus Tyrannus, annotated new translations of Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of The Aquila Theatre Co, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ancient Studies, New York University and teacher of Greek Drama at the Tisch School for the Arts.

Oedipus Rex

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299282538
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for almost 2,500 years. But Sophocles’ drama as originally performed was much more than a great story—it was a superb poetic script and exciting theatrical experience. The actors spoke in pulsing rhythms with hypnotic forward momentum, making it hard for audiences to look away. Interspersed among the verbal rants and duels were energetic songs performed by the chorus. David Mulroy’s brilliant verse translation of Oedipus Rex recaptures the aesthetic power of Sophocles’ masterpiece while also achieving a highly accurate translation in clear, contemporary English. Speeches are rendered with the same kind of regular iambic rhythm that gave the Sophoclean originals their drive. The choral parts are translated as fluid rhymed songs. Mulroy also supplies an introduction, notes, and appendixes to provide helpful context for general readers and students.

Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Andreas Markantonatos
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110920484
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the first study of Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus which offers a lucid discussion of the main developments in the interpretative scholarship on the play, including among others an incisive analysis of its historical, social, mythical, intertextual, and performative contexts.