The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus (Google eBook)
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 written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's 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.
This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Review: The Three Theban Plays: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus (The Theban Plays #1-3)User Review - Sherrie - Goodreads
Antigone is probably my favorite ancient play. While the plot is almost incomprehensible in our modern society, Antigone as a character is the opposite. The other plays in this cycle are also great. I ... Read full review
Review: The Three Theban Plays: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus (The Theban Plays #1-3)User Review - Geoff - Goodreads
Robert Fagles' introduction to this, "Greece and the Theater", is fantastically interesting and well-written. Lovely! Read full review
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