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Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama)

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Publisher Comments:

Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama is a series of new translations which are faithful to the original Greek plays in content and tone, but which have the immediacy of modern English. The series aims to enable both Classics students and Drama students, and indeed anyone with an interest in the theatre, to approach Classical plays with confidence and understanding. Oedipus Tyrannus is the sixth title in the series, and is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America. A full commentary is provided which runs alongside the translation. It includes useful notes and questions to encourage discussion on the themes and dramatic qualities of the text, and also more practical issues of staging and performance. Features of the book include notes on pronunciation of names and a plot synopsis. Background information to the story is also provided.

Synopsis:

Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities. Oedipus Tyrannus is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama. Useful features include full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre. Oedipus Tyrannus is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.

Synopsis:

The series aims to enable Classics and Drama students to approach Classical plays with confidence.

Table of Contents

Preface; Background to the story; Genealogical table; Map of ancient Greece; List of characters; Oedipus Tyrannus: translation and commentary; Synopsis of the play; Guide to pronunciation of names; Introduction to the Greek theatre; Time line; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521010726
Author:
Sophocles
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Introduction by:
Easterling, P. E.
Introduction:
Easterling, P. E.
Editor:
Affleck, Judith
Editor:
McAuslan, Ian
Commentaries by:
McAuslan, Ian
Commentaries:
McAuslan, Ian
Author:
Harrison, John
Author:
Affleck, Judith
Author:
McAuslan, Ian
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Greek (Modern)
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Subject:
Sophocles -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Oedipus (greek mythology)
Subject:
Sophocles
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education-Teaching Art
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
7.81x5.24x.25 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
16-19

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"Synopsis" by , Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities. Oedipus Tyrannus is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama. Useful features include full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre. Oedipus Tyrannus is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.
"Synopsis" by , The series aims to enable Classics and Drama students to approach Classical plays with confidence.
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