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Sophocles The Theban Plays

 
 
 
 
Sophocles The Theban Plays
Author: E F Watling
ISBN 13: 9780140440034
ISBN 10: 140440038
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1980
Format: Paperback
Pages: N/A
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This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff1s dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles1 Theban cycle, presenting the translators1 Oedipus Tyrannus (2000) along with Woodruff1s 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. Woodruff1s 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.