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Considered by many the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies, Oedipus Rex is Sophocles' finest play and a work of extraordinary power and resonance. Aristotle considered it a masterpiece of dramatic construction and refers to it frequently in the Poetics.

In presenting the story of King Oedipus and the tragedy that ensues when he discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother, the play exhibits near-perfect harmony of character and action. Moreover, the masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies the impact of the agonizing events and emotions experienced by Oedipus and the other characters in the play. Now these and many other facets of this towering tragedy may be studied and appreciated in Dover's attractive inexpensive edition of one of the great landmarks of Western drama.

A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

Landmark of Western drama concerns the catastrophe that ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly construction, dramatic irony. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

One of the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Catastrophe ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies impact of agonizing events. Sophocles' finest play, Oedipus Rex ranks as a towering landmark of Western drama. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486268774
Other:
Sophocles
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Sophocles
Author:
Sophocles, E. A.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Oedipus (greek mythology)
Subject:
Oedipus (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Subject:
Oedipus
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Edition Number:
Unabridged.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 101-139
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.14 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Landmark of Western drama concerns the catastrophe that ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly construction, dramatic irony. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Synopsis" by ,
One of the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Catastrophe ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies impact of agonizing events. Sophocles' finest play, Oedipus Rex ranks as a towering landmark of Western drama. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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