The Three Theban Plays
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Three Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0140444254


The Three Theban Plays Book Description :

Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile...

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0801891345


The Theban Plays Book Description :

This elegant and uncommonly readable translation will make these seminal Greek tragedies accessible to a new generation of readers....

Three Other Theban Plays

Three Other Theban Plays


  • Author : Aeschylus
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-11
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781624664731


Three Other Theban Plays Book Description :

Though now associated mainly with Sophocles' Theban Plays and Euripides' Bacchae, the theme of Thebes and its royalty was a favorite of ancient Greek poets, one explored in a now lost epic cycle, as well as several other surviving tragedies. With a rich Introduction that sets three of these plays within the larger contexts of Theban legend and of Greek tragedy in performance, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig’s annotated translation of Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes, Euripides' Suppliants, and Euripides' Phoenician Women offers a brilliant constellation of less familiar Theban plays—those dealing with the war between Oedipus’ sons, its casualties, and survivors....

Antigone
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Antigone


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556038159109


Antigone Book Description :

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Between Transcendence and Historicism

Between Transcendence and Historicism


  • Author : Brian K. Etter
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2006-06-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0791466582


Between Transcendence and Historicism Book Description :

Argues that the concept of the ethical is central to Hegel’s philosophy of art....

The Theban Plays
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Theban Plays


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1973-04-26
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141905648


The Theban Plays Book Description :

King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty The legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful trilogy about humanity's struggle against fate. King Oedipus is the devastating portrayal of a ruler who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realize he has committed and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Oedipus at Colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while Antigone depicts the fall of the next generation, through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident of his own authority. Translated with an Introduction by E. F....

Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451686043


Oedipus the King Book Description :

The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother....

Moira Buffini  Plays 2

Moira Buffini Plays 2


  • Author : Moira Buffini
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-12-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571324910


Moira Buffini Plays 2 Book Description :

Dinner 'A cracking black comedy that has you laughing uproariously one moment and jumping with shock the next . . . For those with strong stomachs, Dinner offers a delicious feast of comedy and the macabre.' Daily Telegraph Dying for It 'A subversive Russian classic: one that addresses the ultimate question of "why live?"' Guardian 'The play, freely adapted by Moira Buffini, presents a glorious gallery of comic types.' Independent Welcome to Thebes 'It's thrilling. Moira Buffini's strange and daring play is moving, wise, funny, horrifying . . . Full of resonances you weren't expecting, jokes you didn't see coming . . . It raises huge questions with wit.' The Times Handbagged Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate...

Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus


  • Author : Sophocles
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504062831


Oedipus at Colonus Book Description :

The ancient Greek tragedy about the exiled king’s final days—and the power struggle between his two sons. The second book in the trilogy that begins with Oedipus Rex and concludes with Antigone, Oedipus at Colonus is the story of an aged and blinded Oedipus anticipating his death as foretold by an earlier prophecy. Accompanied by his daughters, Antigone and Ismene, he takes up residence in the village of Colonus near Athens—where the locals fear his very presence will curse them. Nonetheless they allow him to stay, and Ismene informs him his sons are battling each other for the throne of Thebes. An oracle has pronounced that the location of their disgraced father’s final resting place will determine which of them is to prevail. Unfortunately,...

Aristophanes Plays  2

Aristophanes Plays 2


  • Author : Aristophanes,
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-12-10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472503961


Aristophanes Plays 2 Book Description :

Reissue of Aristophanes' most famous plays in the Methuen Classical Greek Dramatists series Aristophanes is the oldest comedic writer in Western literature. Although only eleven of the some forty plays he wrote survive, his unique blend of slapstick, fantasy, bawy and political satire provide us with a vivid picture of the ancient Athenians - their social mores, their beliefs and their exuberant sense of occasion. Wasps is a lawcourt satire, Clouds a lighthearted look at education, Birds a search for the perfect society, Festival Time a feminist trial of Euripides and Frogs a celebration of and debate around the theatre.Aristophanes was a unique writer for the comic stage as well as one of the most revealing about the society for which he wrote....