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The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus / Antigone - Dudley Fitts, Sophocles, Robert Fitzgerald
The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus / Antigone
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English versions of Sophocles’ three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index.
English versions of Sophocles’ three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156027649 (015602764X)
ASIN: 015602764X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: The Theban Plays (#1)
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markbell1
markbell1 rated it
Perhaps second only to Shakespeare and Moliere in depicting his characters' inner life on stage. This translation is as good as a strictly literal one in giving us the playwright's voice while maintaining his meaning.
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
3.0 The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone
I was expecting this to be somewhat dreary, and some parts were, but it is on the whole a very moving series of plays. I especially liked King, and the murder mystery set up. One can see why it's held up as an example of irony and pathos. I was less into the Chorus in this than in Aeschylus, as it s...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus
Sophocles' is one of only three Ancient Greek tragedians with surviving plays. The plays by the earliest, Aeschylus, remind me of a ancient frieze--not stilted exactly, but still stylized, very formal. The plays by the last of the three, Euripides, to me seems the most natural, the most modern. Soph...
riley
riley rated it
4.0 The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus
Just great stuff. As profound a grasp of humans as I have ever read. What else can be said? I really don't know. I probably should have read this a long time ago.
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 The Three Theban Plays: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus
AcknowledgementsTranslator's PrefaceGreece and the TheaterIntroduction to Antigone--AntigoneIntroduction to Oedipus the King--Oedipus the KingIntroduction to Oedipus at Colonus--Oedipus at ColonusA Note on the Text of SophoclesTextual VariantsNotes on the TranslationSelect BibliographyThe Genealogy ...
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