Theban Plays

Theban Plays

by Sophocles
     
 

ISBN-10: 087220586X

ISBN-13: 9780872205864

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872205864
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
HPC Classics Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents


The Theban Plays Introduction

The Theban Legend

King Oedipus

The Legend Continued

Oedipus at Colonus

The Legend Continued

Antigone

Notes to King Oedipus
Notes to Oedipus at Colonus
Notes to Antigone

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