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Sophocles, Philoctetes (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama)by Judith Affleck
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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. Philoctetes 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. Philoctetes is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.
'Sophocles: Philoctetes' is the third volume in the 'Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama' series for classics and drama students.
These translations are faithful to the original Greek plays in content and tone, but 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. Each translation is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.
Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama aims to eliminate the boundary between classics students and drama students. Sophocles: Philoctetes is the third in the series, and is aimed at A-level students in the UK and college students in North America. Features of the book include full commentary running alongside the translation, notes on pronounciation and a plot synopsis. Background information is also provided, along with suggestions to encourage discussion.
Table of Contents
Preface; Background to the Story; Philoctetes: Translation and commentary; Guide to Pronunciation of Names; Synopsis of the Play; Introduction to the Greek Theatre; Index.
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