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Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles
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Oct 26, 2021 | ISBN 9780593314951

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“Bryan has brought these ancient plays to searing and vital life. Having performed these translations at a time of great global upheaval, I witnessed firsthand the catharsis it served for so many audience members. He has connected these plays to the immediacy of the present moment, bridging the vast stretch of time from when they were first performed (and received) to now.” —Oscar Isaac
 
“In these fresh renderings of Sophocles’ Theban plays, Doerries unearths the impulses beneath the ancient text by stripping back its encrusted surface to reveal the urgent core.” —Peter Brook
 
“The work of Theater of War Productions, and the Oedipus Trilogy specifically, shows that the stories, conflicts, and issues that brought people to ancient amphitheaters are just as relevant today. As an actor, it’s a rich work to explore and bring to life. As a public servant, it’s an incredible way to engage people artistically, intellectually, and civically. As a reader, it’s an essential, powerful piece.” —Jumaane D. Williams, New York City Public Advocate
 
“I enjoyed Bryan’s translations of the plays tremendously, especially Antigone, which exemplifies what we need to do today. Like Antigone, we need to step out of our comfort zones and stand up for what is right, no matter what happens—even if it costs us our lives—so others can live.” —Gwen Carr, author of This Stops Today: Eric Garner’s Mother Seeks Justice After Losing her Son
 
“Bryan Doerries’s new translation of Sophocles’ indispensable Theban plays works as thrillingly on the page as it does in the world. The opening essay introduces readers to Doerries’s groundbreaking work at the intersection of classics, psychology, and activism. Doerries has shown that Greek theater is a technology for healing and for political change: one as potent in the hospitals, homeless shelters, military bases, and prisons of present-day America, as it was in Greek amphitheaters twenty-five hundred years ago. If you’re looking for proof that literature can change lives, this is it.” —Elif Batuman
 
“Bryan Doerries is a singular genius, activating an old alchemy for our young century just when we need it the most. He has brought the Oedipus Trilogy wondrously to life, in experiences both traditional and digital, towards our essential communal grieving, and healing, and growing. This book, like his body of work, is a gift to us all.” —Krista Tippett

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