The Three Theban Plays
Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Greece and the Theater
SOPHOCLES: THE THREE THEBAN PLAYS
Introduction to Antigone
Introduction to Oedipus the King
Oedipus the King
Introduction to Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus at Colonus
A Note on the Text of Sophocles
Notes on the Translation: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus
The Genealogy of Oedipus
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st October 1984
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.31
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Antigone defending her integrity and ideals to the death, Oedipus questing for his identity and achieving immortality - these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written.
Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters.
About The Author
Sophocles was born in 496 BC. His long life spanned the rise and decline of the Athenian Empire. He wrote over a hundred plays, many of which are published as Penguin Classics, drawing on a wide and varied range of themes. E.F. Watling translated a range of Greek and Roman plays for Penguin, including the seven plays of Sophocles and the tragedies of Seneca.