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Sophocles: The Theban Plays

Antigone/King Oidipous/Oidipous at Colonus (Focus Classical Library)

by Sophocles

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Published by Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drama texts: classical, early & medieval,
  • History,
  • General,
  • Drama,
  • Plays / Drama,
  • Plays,
  • Ancient Greece,
  • Ancient, Classical & Medieval,
  • Ancient - Greece

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRuby Blondell (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8796409M
    ISBN 101585100374
    ISBN 109781585100378

    The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of. Fitts translates the original Greek of Sophocles very lyrically: especially evident in the chorus lines, strophe-antistrophe. All three plays move quickly and are understandable in plain English, good for both personal reading and performance. A great intro into classical literature/5(5).

      Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone by Sophocles - Free Ebook Project GutenbergCited by: 3. Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Oedipus Rex, the first of "The Theban Plays," written by Sophocles around BC. If you are unfamiliar with Greek tragedies, the thing you need to know most is that the authors often played with the concept of fate: not just that some things are meant to be or to come back and haunt you, but that there is always /5.

    See all books authored by Sophocles, including The Three Theban Plays: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, and more on Skip to content Search Button. Today, nearly 2, years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time.4/5(52K).


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The three plays of this trilogy are “Oedipus the King” [a.k.a. “Oedipus Rex” or “Oedipus Tyrannus”], “Oedipus at Colonus,” and “Antigone” [pronounced “an-tig-o-nee” rather than “anti-gone.”] Of the three plays, the first is the most well-known/5().

The three plays of this trilogy are “Oedipus the King” [a.k.a. “Oedipus Rex” or “Oedipus Tyrannus”], “Oedipus at Colonus,” and “Antigone” [pronounced “an-tig-o-nee” rather than “anti-gone.”] Of the three plays, the first is the most well-known.

In “Oedipus the King,” the titular character is /5(). The three plays of this trilogy are “Oedipus the King” [a.k.a. “Oedipus Rex” or “Oedipus Tyrannus”], “Oedipus at Colonus,” and “Antigone” [pronounced “an-tig-o-nee” rather than “anti-gone.”] Of the three plays, the first is the most well-known.

In “Oedipus the King,” the titular character is facing /5(). The Theban Plays (Classics) and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - /5(21). The Theban Plays is essentially a collection of three plays by Sophocles: King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (sequentially).

Sadness seems to 4/5. The Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (Dover Thrift Editions)/5(34). Three Theban Plays, by Sophocles, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader/5(13).

Sophocles’ Theban Plays—Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone—lie at the core of the Western literary canon. They are extensively translated, universally taught, and frequently The Theban Plays | Johns Hopkins University Press Books.

The first edition of this novel was published inand was written by Sophocles. The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of 80 pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this classics, plays story are Antigone, Ismene (sister of Antigone)/5. About The Three Theban Plays. The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written.

Robert Fagles’s authoritative and acclaimed. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, Sophocles' The Three Theban Plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by Robert Fagles with introductions and notes by Bernard ted here are Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus, in a translation by Robert Fagles which retains all of Sophocles'.

About The Theban Plays ‘O Light. May I never look on you again, Revealed as I am, sinful in my begetting, Sinful in marriage, sinful in shedding of blood!’ The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles (– BC) to create a powerful trilogy of mankind’s struggle against fate.

Oedipus at Colonus, third of the great Theban plays written by Sophocles. I chose to read in chronological order, so this was second after Oedipus the King. The titular character finds his way in Colonus, this garden outside of Athens, 20 years after being blinded and exiled from Thebes. His daughter Antigone is the one who is able to support him/5.

The story of Oedipus has captured the human imagination as few others. It is the story of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, a man who by a cruel irony brings these things to pass by his very efforts to avoid them. But these plays are not about fate, and not about irony.

They are about character, choice and consequence. In Antigone we see a woman who will defy human law, and. Ἀντιγόνη = Antigone, Sophocles Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before BC.

It is the third of the three Theban plays chronologically, but was the first written. The play expands on the Theban legend that predated it and picks up where Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes ends/5.

The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English/5().

Antigone Antigone was probably the first of the three Theban plays that Sophocles wrote, although the events dramatized in it happen last. Antigone is one of the first heroines in literature, a woman who fights against a male power structure, exhibiting greater bravery than any of the men who scorn her.

This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus () along with Woodruff's Antigone () and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck.

Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the Greek with concision, clarity, and powerful, hard.

Sophocles wrote over plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most celebrated playwright in the Born: / BC, Colonus, Attica.

A new and welcome translation of Sophocles’ great Oedipus cycle, by one of the distinguished translators of our era In this needed and highly anticipated new translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, David R.

Slavitt presents a fluid, accessible, and modern version for both longtime admirers of the plays and those encountering them for the first time.

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, Sophocles' The Three Theban Plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by Robert Fagles with introductions and notes by Bernard Knox/5(). The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(K).Theban Plays (Hackett Classics) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Theban Plays Hackett Classics by Sophocles - AbeBooks Passion for books.