Tragedies of Sophocles

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This volume provides separate discussions of each of Sophocles’ seven plays: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. Including a critical essay which surveys modern approaches to Greek tragedy and a coda spotlighting key moments in the reception of each work, The Tragedies of Sophocles focuses on the dramatic power of the tragedy and the challenges with which it confronts an audience. James Morwood refuses to confine the plays to a supposedly Sophoclean ...

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Overview

This volume provides separate discussions of each of Sophocles’ seven plays: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. Including a critical essay which surveys modern approaches to Greek tragedy and a coda spotlighting key moments in the reception of each work, The Tragedies of Sophocles focuses on the dramatic power of the tragedy and the challenges with which it confronts an audience. James Morwood refuses to confine the plays to a supposedly Sophoclean template, instead portraying them as seven unique works, united only by the fact that they are all major masterpieces. Using contemporary and historical reception studies of works such as Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Edipo Re, and Hugo von Hofmannstahl’s opera Elektra, this is the first modern introduction to Sophocles that fully tackles modern staging and retellings of his plays. Intended for students of classics at the college level and above, this volume is also a thrillingly modern read for the general reader who seeks the definitive introduction to Sophocles, his work, and his enduring legacy.
 

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Meet the Author

James Morwood was head of classics at Harrow School and is fellow emeritus of Wadham College, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Taking bearings

2. Ajax

3. Women of Trachis

4. Antigone

5. Oedipus the King

6. Electra

7. Philoctetes

8. Oedipus at Colonus

9. Afterlife

Ajax: the first Cambridge Greek play

Martin Crmp’s Cruel and Tender

Jean Anouilh’s Antigone

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Edipo Re

The Strauss/Hofmannsthal Elektra

Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy

Oedipus at Colonus and Samson Agonistes

Notes

Suggestions for further reading and bibliography

Glossary

Index

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