Theban Plays

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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 ...

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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: 483,566
  • 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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