Revising and updating his classic 1958 translation, Paul Roche captures the dramatic power and intensity, the subtleties of meaning, and the explosive emotions of Sophocles’ great Theban trilogy. In vivid, poetic language, he presents the timeless story of a noble family moving toward catastrophe, dragged down from wealth and power by pride, cursed with incest, suicide, and murder.
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Table Of Contents
FOREWORD: The Great Encounter INTRODUCTION: The Theban Trilogy
Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus Antigone
Production and Acting Notes Glossary of Classical Names Ackowledgements
Sophocles, the Greek tragic dramatist, was born at Colonus near Athens about 496 B.C. Although hopelessness and misfortune plague the characters in his great plays, Sophocles’s own life was a long, prosperous one. He was from a good family, well… More about Sophocles
Published by Plume May 01, 1996| 288 Pages| 5-5/16 x 8| ISBN 9780452011670