The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 430
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780140444254
ISBN 13: 0140444254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Three Theban Plays Book Review:

Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781840221442
ISBN 13: 1840221445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Three Theban Plays Book Review:

The story of Oedipus has captured the human imagination as few others. It is the story of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, a man who by a cruel irony brings these things to pass by his very efforts to avoid them. But these plays are not about fate, and not about irony. They are about character, choice and consequence. In Antigone we see a woman who will defy human law, and die for it, rather than transgress the eternal, unwritten laws of the gods. Oedipus the Tyrant is the story of a ruler destroyed by those qualities - pride, determination and belief in his own abilities - which made him ruler in the first place. Finally, in Oedipus at Colonus, written late in Sophocles' life, the aged and blinded king achieves a personal reconciliation, but at a cost - a son who will die in battle against his country, and a daughter who will die burying her brother.

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Hardcover)

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Hardcover)
Author: Sophocles,F. SOPHOCLES. STORR
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN 10: 9781387816446
ISBN 13: 1387816446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Hardcover) Book Review:

The Theban Trilogy consists of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone - together these tell the tragic story of Oedipus the king of Thebes, and his daughter Antigone. Oedipus the King (in Latin Oedipus Rex) sees the youthful Oedipus consults the Oracle at Delphi, wherein it predicts that he will ""Mate with [his] own mother, and shed/With [his] own hands the blood of [his] own sire."" Oedipus at Colonus has the elderly Oedipus, by now ostracised and distrusted by society at large for his earlier, unintended wrongdoing. Blind after gouging out his own eyes in reaction to the revelations of the first play, it is his daughter/sister Antigone who escorts him to King Theseus. The final play in the Trilogy is Antigone - this title sees Oedipus offspring navigate the drama of a Civil War in Thebes. All three compositions are superb examples of Greek drama; owing to their revelatory contents and narrative twists, Sophocles' Theban plays remain popular to this day.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2009-01-28
ISBN 10: 9780801891342
ISBN 13: 0801891345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Theban Plays Book Review:

This elegant and uncommonly readable translation will make these seminal Greek tragedies accessible to a new generation of readers.

Theban Plays

Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1947
ISBN 10: 1603847286
ISBN 13: 9781603847285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Theban Plays Book Review:

This powerful new rendering of the plays of the Theban cycle includes, in addition to the translators' celebrated Oedipus Tyrannus, annotated new translations of Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of The Aquila Theatre Co, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ancient Studies, New York University and teacher of Greek Drama at the Tisch School for the Arts.

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles,Peter Constantine,Pedro De Blas
Publsiher: Barnes & Noble
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781593082352
ISBN 13: 1593082355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Three Theban Plays Book Review:

The pinnacle of classical drama in Greece, the three-part, 2,500 year-old Oedipus cycle remains a touchstone of Western culture. Nearly perfect technically, the plays feature headstrong heroes, intense plots, and breathtaking imagery that have influenced generations of artists, philosophers, and statesmen. These fresh, historically faithful renditions by renowned translator Peter Constantine bring new life to civilization's most meaningful dramas. Rich in sex and violence, the plays follow the tragic downfall of King Oedipus, a man who mistakenly believes he can control his own destiny. In Oedipus the King, we watch as the hero learns the truth about his past, including his murder of his father, Laius, and marriage to his mother, Jocasta. Written just before the death of Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus features a more subdued tone as the blind, exiled king reflects on his passing from this world. Antigone, the earliest written of the three, presents the powerful story of the iron-willed daughter of Oedipus as she takes a fatal stand against her uncle Creon, the new ruler of Thebes. Favoring her own moral code to the dictates of an unjust ruler, Antigone becomes the first heroine in Western literature and a model of civil disobedience.

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Theban Plays of Sophocles - Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus)

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Theban Plays of Sophocles - Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus)
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2018-03-31
ISBN 10: 9781986996662
ISBN 13: 1986996662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus (Theban Plays of Sophocles - Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus) Book Review:

"All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride." Sophocles, Antigone

Sophocles

Sophocles
Author: Constantine Athanasius Trypanis,Sophocles
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 134
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015014562956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sophocles Book Review:

With so many translations of Sophocles' Theban plays available, another might seem superfluous. However, a translation by Professor Trypanis, who is not only a distinguished Classical scholar but also a much admired poet, is an event to be welcomed by both students of the Classics and lovers of literature and the stage. These translations were originally commissioned by the BBC and have been broadcast and acted on stage several times on both sides of the Atlantic. Professor Trypanis has written a new introduction to this volume in which he discusses Sophocles' skill in characterisation, his style and poetry, and the place of the three plays in literary history. This book will be a valuable addition to Sophoclean scholarship and most welcome as an acting edition of the plays.

Sophocles: the Theban Plays

Sophocles: the Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Focus
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060000802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sophocles: the Theban Plays Book Review:

English translations of three of Sophocles' Oidipous Cycle: King Oidipous, Oidipous at Colonus, and Antigone. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 430
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780140444254
ISBN 13: 0140444254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Three Theban Plays Book Review:

Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile

The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: The Three Theban Plays
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 237793076X
ISBN 13: 9782377930760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Three Theban Plays

The Oresteia

The Oresteia
Author: Aeschylus
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1400041929
ISBN 13: 9781400041923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Oresteia Book Review:

Aeschylus's ancient Greek dramatic trilogy--the tragedies Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides--chronicles the murder of Agamemnon by his wife in revenge for the sacrifice of their daughter Iphgeneia, Clytemnestra's killing by her son Orestes, and Orestes's resulting trial and acquittal.

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-12-18
ISBN 10: 1451686048
ISBN 13: 9781451686043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Oedipus the King Book Review:

The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780679431329
ISBN 13: 0679431322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Theban Plays Book Review:

A translation of the three plays dealing with events in the Oedipodean family history.

Antigone Uninterrupted

Antigone Uninterrupted
Author: Wendy Bustamante
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1648890113
ISBN 13: 9781648890116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Antigone Uninterrupted Book Review:

This book argues that while current scholarship on Antigone tends to celebrate work that takes Antigone out of her classical roots and puts her into contemporary frameworks, we do not need to place her in a new context and setting to appreciate what her insights offer. We can simply listen to her whole story and learn from what she learns from her father, Oedipus. While other works boldly claim to be progressively moving beyond the scope of tragic themes of mortality, Antigone Uninterrupted demonstrates that reading the Theban Plays in the order of Antigone’s biography (so to speak) expands our understanding of what Antigone could tell us about contemporary issues. This demonstration involves Hegel’s discussion of Antigone in his Phenomenology of Spirit, responses to Hegel on this point, and the author’s assessment that Antigone makes arguments in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus that ought to be illuminated in contemporary scholarship. This book examines the three Theban Plays (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone) in the order by which Antigone’s story is a continuous development of character and age, a unique approach for reasons the author identifies, but one she argues would be beneficial to future scholarship. Providing illuminating readings of both Sophocles’ tragedies and some key modern interpretations of the plays, this book holds broad appeal for those interested in subjects such as political science, gender theory, queer theory, literary criticism, theology, and sociology, to name a few.

King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone

King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:59035608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Antigone In Plain and Simple English

Antigone In Plain and Simple English
Author: BookCaps,Sophocles
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1621072274
ISBN 13: 9781621072270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Antigone In Plain and Simple English Book Review:

Sophocles was the Aaron Spelling of ancient Greek world--his plays had all the makings of a modern soap! But archaic translations of his ancient work make it almost impossible to see any of the Melrose Place-like plots! BookCaps can help readers who have struggled in the past with Sophocles classic plays with this modern retelling. Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 442 BC. Chronologically, it is the third of the three Theban plays but was written first. The play expands on the Theban legend that predated it and picks up where Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes ends. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Prose Factory

The Prose Factory
Author: D J Taylor
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN 10: 1473524946
ISBN 13: 9781473524941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Prose Factory Book Review:

‘An entertaining history of literary life’ Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph Spanning a century of literary history, from the pitched battles fought between Eliot-era modernists and Georgian traditionalists to the impact of creative writing degrees and the media don of today and taking in ‘star reviewers’, sniping critics, caballing editors and megalomaniac professors along the way, The Prose Factory explores the myriad influences on English literary life in the past century and the way in which they have shaped our preferences. ‘An amazing achievement’ David Lodge ‘A pleasingly gossipy history of literary life in England since 1918...very enjoyable’ Observer ‘Elegantly written, defiantly intelligent, scrupulously researched and richly enjoyable’ Mail on Sunday

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus
Author: Sophocles
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1504062833
ISBN 13: 9781504062831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Oedipus at Colonus Book Review:

The ancient Greek tragedy about the exiled king’s final days—and the power struggle between his two sons. The second book in the trilogy that begins with Oedipus Rex and concludes with Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus is the story of an aged and blinded Oedipus anticipating his death as foretold by an earlier prophecy. Accompanied by his daughters, Antigone and Ismene, he takes up residence in the village of Colonus near Athens—where the locals fear his very presence will curse them. Nonetheless they allow him to stay, and Ismene informs him his sons are battling each other for the throne of Thebes. An oracle has pronounced that the location of their disgraced father’s final resting place will determine which of them is to prevail. Unfortunately, an old enemy has his own plans for the burial, in this heart-wrenching play about two generations plagued by misfortune from the world’s great ancient Greek tragedian.

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays
Author: Theodore Howard Banks
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1959
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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