Oedipus the King
Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information •... show more
Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • Timelines of significant events in Greek history and theater that provide the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 1st 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Read For School
, High School
Series: The Theban Plays (#1)
This play is so messed up that a part of me says that it has to be based on true events. It is sort of like one of the arguments that people use regarding the authenticity of the Bible: every character (with the exception of Jesus Christ) is so flawed that one cannot consider that the stories have b...
Read this in high school. Was too disturbed by the content to really enjoy it. It was definitely interesting but not something I'd ever choose to read again.
I have a wonderful translation of Oedipus Rex that is readable and understandable. I loved both the story and the way it was translated into a spell-bounding drama. Oedipus is the king of Thebes, a great and wise ruler. However, his parentage is unknown. When Thebes begins to suffer famine, the o...
This wasn't as long as I thought it was. I got this audiobook from the library and listened to it with the Overdrive software. It was only 2 parts, both of which were about one hour long. The second part only had about 20 min of book audio and the rest was the production info (which I didn't listen ...
Greek drama was considerably shorter than later theatre. Oedipus Rex is about the moment where Oedipus comes to discover his dreadful story. The tragedy is that his desire for knowledge causes him to discover that he has fulfilled the prophecy that he will murder his father and marry his mother. ...