Theban Plays / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus (2000) along with Woodruff's Antigone (2001) and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck. Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the Greek with concision, clarity, and powerful, hard-edged speech. Each play features foot-of-the-page notes, stage directions, and line numbers to the Greek. Woodruff's Introduction discusses the playwright, Athenian theatre and performance, the composition of the plays, and the plots and characters of each; it also offers thoughtful reflections on major critical interpretations of these plays.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872205857
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: HPC Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 706,018
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Meineck is Clinical Associate Professor of Classics, New York University, and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company.

Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
Note on the Translations
Acknowledgments
Theban Royal Family Tree
Antigone 1
Oedipus Tyrannus 61
Oedipus at Colonus 125
Endnote: A. Antigone 208
Endnote: B. Oedipus Tyrannus 211
Endnote: C. Oedipus at Colonus 212
App Hegel on Antigone 214
Selected Bibliography 217
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2000

    Good book that presented Good plays

    This book presented good plays, especially the play, Antigone, which was my favorite. Even though it can be hard to read, it is worth it. Antigone is a play about a greek woman,who stands up for the laws of Heaven instead of the laws of man, including King Creon, who ends up basically killing her. Antigone is very bold and stands up for her beliefs. She does not fit the Greek image of a woman because she is so bold and is independent(in whom is running her life), and her boldness leads to her downfall. Although, she does weaken up at the end, she still goes down with her same opion. These plays were very good and taught lessons that happen in even modern life situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2000

    The Three Best Plays of All Time

    The Theban Plays are some of the most exciting plays which i have ever read. They are always interesting and you shall never get bored. Through this trilogy, you will learn many things about Greek plays, especially from one of the greatest philosophers of all time. I Highly recommend this book to all.

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