Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes

Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes

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Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes by Sophocles

Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, concision, clarity, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre. Woodruff's Introduction offers a brisk and stimulating discussion of central themes in Sophoclean drama, the life of the playwright, staging issues, and each of the four featured plays.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872207639
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/07/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About 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 and Classics, University of Texas at Austin.

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Andrew Szegedy-Maszak

In these new translations Meineck and Woodruff have struck a near-ideal balance between accuracy and readability, formality and colloquialism. Their versions are simply a pleasure to read, conveying with remarkable vividness the powerful characterizations and poetic variety of the originals. The addition of succinct but illuminating notes makes this an exemplary volume for anyone interested in Sophocles' dramatic art. (Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Department of Classics, Wesleyan University)

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