The Three Theban Plays: Antigone/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus [ THE THREE THEBAN PLAYS: ANTIGONE/OEDIPUS THE KING/OEDIPUS AT COLONUS ] by Sophocles (Author) Feb-07-1984 [ Paperback ]
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As for Bernard Knox's introductions, I found they ellucidated the subtle nuances of the plays and enriched my reading experience, all while being riveting reads on their own. Perhaps even worth the price of the book alone, particularly the one introducing Oedipus the King.
Antigone has been reinterpreted repeatedly: as a feminist play, as a play about political oppression, as a play about a dysfunctional family. Antigone may be a difficult character to sympathise with or understand, but the poetry of the drama excels even that of Oedipus (especially the eerie, haunting 'hymn to Dionysus').
More human than Aeschylus, more stately than Euripides, the greatest tragedy is that only seven of Sophocles plays have come donw to us, and these 2 are the best.
That said, the translation and supporting text are excellent.
We know that experience of trials past gives strength to present counsel
To help his fellow men with all his power is man's most noble work
Law arms the weaker when the cause is just
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Excellent versions. Designed to
be used on stage. I really felt very close to the dramas
Bought for LAMDA exams. Good translations and a nice collection.Published 4 months ago by Island Girl
I really liked the plays. They were surprisingly interesting since I've never studied them in detail. Worth the read if you're a Literature student!Published 9 months ago by Elaine Espinosa