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The Oedipus Cycle - Sophocles, Dudley Fitts, Robert Fitzgerald
The Oedipus Cycle
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156838382 (0156838389)
Publisher: Harvest Books
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
Series: The Theban Plays (#1)
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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 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...
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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 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 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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