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The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)

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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 sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.

Synopsis:

Sophocles' Theban plays: "Antigone", "Oedipus the King" and "Oedipus at Colonus". They depict Oedipus's fierce heroic encounter with his gods, and reveal Sophocles' masterful characterizations, dramatic speech and use of irony. Bernard Knox introduces each play.

Synopsis:

 

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' 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.

 

Synopsis:

Three Theban Plays entitled Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus.

Table of Contents

Antigone — Oedipus the King — Oedipus at Colonus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444254
Translator:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Author:
Fagles, Robert
Photographer:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Author:
Knox, Bernard
Author:
Sophocles
Author:
Sophocles, E. A.
Author:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ;
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Oedipus (greek mythology)
Subject:
Antigone (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Thebes (Greece) Drama.
Subject:
Oedipus
Subject:
Thebes
Subject:
Seven against Thebes
Subject:
Antigone
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Sophocles
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
February 1984
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.76x5.11x.77 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Sophocles' Theban plays: "Antigone", "Oedipus the King" and "Oedipus at Colonus". They depict Oedipus's fierce heroic encounter with his gods, and reveal Sophocles' masterful characterizations, dramatic speech and use of irony. Bernard Knox introduces each play.
"Synopsis" by ,
 

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' 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.

 

"Synopsis" by , Three Theban Plays entitled Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus.

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