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The Three Theban Plays: Antigone/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus

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8 years, 4 months ago at Sep 28 12:38
When it comes to tragic irony, few ancient or modern playwrights come close to Sophocles and these are the three works that showcase his dark genius at its best. This particular edition is translated by the ever-dependable Robert Fagles, and contains the following plays, in the order they were first produced:

1 - ANTIGONE: Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and heir to her family's p... read more
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Description: From Amazon Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek ... (more)
Manufacturer: Penguin Classics
Release date: 7 February 1984
ISBN-10 : 0140444254 | ISBN-13: 9780140444254
Tags: Drama (2), Tragedy (2), Fiction (2), Plays (2), Greek (1), Ancient Greece (1), Bc (1)
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