The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1973-04-26
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780141905648

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King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty The legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful trilogy about humanity's struggle against fate. King Oedipus is the devastating portrayal of a ruler who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realize he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Oedipus at Colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while Antigone depicts the fall of the next generation, through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident of his own authority. Translated with an Introduction by E. F. WATLING

The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2018-06-18
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1721531203

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The Three Theban Plays: Oedipus The King - Oedipus at Colonus - Antigone by Sophocles. Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. The Theban plays consist of three plays: Oedipus Rex (also called Oedipus Tyrannus or Oedipus the King), Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone. All three plays concern the fate of Thebes during and after the reign of King Oedipus. They have often been published under a single cover. Sophocles, however, wrote the three plays for separate festival competitions, many years apart. Not only are the Theban plays not a true trilogy (three plays presented as a continuous narrative) but they are not even an intentional series and contain some inconsistencies among them. He also wrote other plays having to do with Thebes, such as the Epigoni, of which only fragments have survived.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2018-11-10
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0353264105

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The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 433
Release: 1984-02-07
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780140444254

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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 translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Oedipus the King and Antigone

Oedipus the King and Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2014-09-08
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781118818640

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Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy-Oedipus the King and Antigone-for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Sophocles and a bibliography.

The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry
Author: Christine Perrin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2010-01-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1600510418

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Discusses the basic elements and formal history of poetry and how to get involved with groups, workshops, and other community-based activities, with biographies of and examples from sources such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman and an audio CD featuring a reading of many of the poems.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2001-12-01
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781585106264

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This anthology includes English translations of three plays of Sophocles' Oidipous Cycle: Antigone, King Oidipous, and Oidipous at Colonus. The trilogy includes an introductory essay on Sophocles life, ancient theatre, and the mythic and religious background of the plays. Each of these plays is available from Focus in a single play edition. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2015-05-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1512163465

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"Oedipus at Colonus" from Sophocles. Greek tragedians (497 BC - 406 BC).