Electra and Other Plays

Electra and Other Plays


Translator:
Preface by:
Notes by:
Introduction by: Pat Easterling

Format
Paperback
Price
$13.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449785
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Four seminal tragedies by the master Greek dramatist, in sparkling new translations

Of the more than one hundred plays Sophocles wrote over the course of his long life, only seven survive. This volume collects four of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother?s lover. Ajax depicts the enigma of power and weakness vis-àvis the fall of the great hero. Women of Trachis dramatizes the tragic love and error of Heracles?s deserted wife, Deianeira; Philoctetes examines the conflict between physical force and moral strength.

Electra and Other Plays

Electra and Other Plays

Sophocles, Translator: David Raeburn, Preface by: David Raeburn, Notes by: David Raeburn, Introduction by: Pat Easterling

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