Three Theban Plays

The story of Oedipus has captured the human imagination as few others. It is the story of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, a man who by a cruel irony brings these things to pass by his very efforts to avoid them.

Three Theban Plays

Three Theban Plays

The story of Oedipus has captured the human imagination as few others. It is the story of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, a man who by a cruel irony brings these things to pass by his very efforts to avoid them. But these plays are not about fate, and not about irony. They are about character, choice and consequence. In Antigone we see a woman who will defy human law, and die for it, rather than transgress the eternal, unwritten laws of the gods. Oedipus the Tyrant is the story of a ruler destroyed by those qualities - pride, determination and belief in his own abilities - which made him ruler in the first place. Finally, in Oedipus at Colonus, written late in Sophocles' life, the aged and blinded king achieves a personal reconciliation, but at a cost - a son who will die in battle against his country, and a daughter who will die burying her brother.

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The Three Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Sophocles
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984-02-07 - Publisher: Penguin

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
The Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Sophocles
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973-04-26 - Publisher: Penguin UK

King Oedipus/Oedipus at Colonus/Antigone Three towering works of Greek tragedy depicting the inexorable downfall of a doomed royal dynasty The legends surrounding the house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create this powerful trilogy about humanity's struggle against fate. King Oedipus is the devastating portrayal of a ruler who brings pestilence
The Three Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 430
Authors: Sophocles, Robert Fagles, Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-01 - Publisher:

Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Oedipus, a king who is unable to escape his tragic fate and ends his days in exile
Three Theban Plays
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Sophocles
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The story of Oedipus has captured the human imagination as few others. It is the story of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother, a man who by a cruel irony brings these things to pass by his very efforts to avoid them. But these plays
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone - Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonus
Language: en
Pages: 102
Authors: Sophocles, F. SOPHOCLES. STORR
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-27 - Publisher: Lulu.com

The Theban Trilogy consists of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone - together these tell the tragic story of Oedipus the king of Thebes, and his daughter Antigone. Oedipus the King (in Latin Oedipus Rex) sees the youthful Oedipus consults the Oracle at Delphi, wherein it predicts that

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