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The Three Theban Plays: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus - Sophocles, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus
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Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above... show more
Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. @WhathappensinThebes PARTY IN THEBES!!!!! Nobody cares I killed that old dude, plus this woman is ALL OVER ME! Total MILF. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140444254 (0140444254)
ASIN: 140444254
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 430
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.
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 ...
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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