The Theban Plays

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 ...

The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays

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. WATLING

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The Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Sophocles
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973-04-26 - Publisher: Penguin UK

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
The Three Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Sophocles
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984-02-07 - Publisher: Penguin

The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever
The Three Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 430
Authors: Sophocles, Robert Fagles, Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-01 - Publisher:

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
Three Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Sophocles
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The story of Oedipus has captured the human imagination as few others. It is the story of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, a man who by a cruel irony brings these things to pass by his very efforts to avoid them. But these plays
The Three Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Sophocles
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-18 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

The Three Theban Plays: Oedipus The King - Oedipus at Colonus - Antigone by Sophocles. Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Sophocles wrote over 120

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