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Thebes
     

Thebes

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by Gareth Jandrell
 

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I mean, what is Thebes? A theocracy? No. A meritocracy? Certainly not. A monarchy? Kind of. A patriarchy? Less and less so. Thebes is many things, and to revolutionise that? Well, how?

From Oedipus to Antigone, the story of Thebes remains a fascinating exploration of fate, morality and chaos, two and a half thousand years after the saga was originally

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I mean, what is Thebes? A theocracy? No. A meritocracy? Certainly not. A monarchy? Kind of. A patriarchy? Less and less so. Thebes is many things, and to revolutionise that? Well, how?

From Oedipus to Antigone, the story of Thebes remains a fascinating exploration of fate, morality and chaos, two and a half thousand years after the saga was originally written.

The first domino falls as Oedipus realises he has unwittingly fulfilled a cruel and unusual prophecy. As control of Thebes is handed to Creon, his sons fight each other for the kingdom and his daughter Antigone is determined to serve the honour of her family to the bitter end.

This version weaves together Sophocles and Aeschylus to present the full, visceral and bloody account of the Oedipus dynasty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472570994
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/10/2014
Series:
Modern Plays
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
926 KB

Meet the Author

Gareth Jandrell has an MA in Writing for Performance (Goldsmiths University) and was part of the Royal Court Writers' Studio Group (2012). His plays have been performed at Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre, Theatre503 and White Bear Theatre. His play Ache won the ScriptSpace competition and was performed at Tobacco Factory, Bristol. He has been shortlisted for the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season and HighTide's Escalator Plays. He is an Artistic Associate of The Story Project and an Associate Artist of The Faction where his credits include adaptations of Lorca's Blood Wedding and Schiller's Demetrius co-adapted with Che Walker, April de Angelis and Ranjit Bolt.
Sophocles (496-406 BC) was one of the three great tragic playwrights of ancient Greece; he wrote 123 plays during a career of 60 years and was still writing at the age of 90. Only seven tragedies survive, of which the most famous is Oedipus Rex.
Aeschylus was writing at a time when the earliest traditions of Greek tragedy were being established. The few plays of his which survive are marked by great theatrical energy and a clear didactic voice which speaks across the centuries to modern audiences and readers alike. Aeschylus is often described as the father of tragedy. Only seven of his estimated seventy-ninety plays have survived, including the Oresteia trilogy, and Prometheus Bound.

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