The Three Theban Plays

The Three Theban Plays

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus


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Introduction by:
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Paperback
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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140444254
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Translated by Robert Fagles with Introductions and Notes by Bernard Knox

Acknowledgments
Translator’s Preface
Greece and the Theater

SOPHOCLES: THE THREE THEBAN PLAYS

Introduction to Antigone
Antigone

Introduction to Oedipus the King
Oedipus the King

Introduction to Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus at Colonus

A Note on the Text of Sophocles
Textual Variants
Notes on the Translation: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus
Select Bibliography
The Genealogy of Oedipus
Glossary

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