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    Oedipus Rex: A Dramatized Audiobook (Wisconsin Studies in Classics) (CD-ROM) By (author) Sophocles, Translated by David D. Mulroy

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    Description"Oedipus Rex" is the greatest of the Greek tragedies. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for almost 2,500 years. But Sophocles' drama as originally performed was much more than a great story--it remains a superb poetic script and exciting theatrical experience, now faithfully brought to life in this English translation and audiobook. David Mulroy's brilliant verse rendition of "Oedipus Rex" recaptures the aesthetic and theatrical power of Sophocles' masterpiece while also achieving a highly accurate translation in clear, contemporary English. Professional actors from the American Players Theatre re-create Sophocles' pulsing, iambic rhythms with vitality and hypnotic forward momentum. Faculty and students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music perform the choruses and other music, based on ancient Greek modes.


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    Title
    Oedipus Rex
    Subtitle
    A Dramatized Audiobook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sophocles, Translated by David D. Mulroy
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-ROM
    Number of pages: 2
    Width: 286 mm
    Height: 124 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 98 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780299282578
    ISBN 10: 0299282570
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: AN, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    Ingram Subject Code: JD
    Libri: I-JD
    DC22: 792.1/02908
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 882
    DC21: 882
    B&T Approval Code: A23304030
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55540
    LC classification: PN1741 .O33 2011
    Publisher
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Imprint name
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Publication date
    15 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Wisconsin
    Author Information
    David Mulroy is professor of classics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has translated "The Complete Poetry of Catullus," also published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Sophocles (ca. 497/6-407/6 BCE) was the most acclaimed dramatist of his era, winning more than twenty festival competitions in ancient Athens. He is believed to have written 123 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form.
    Review quote
    "A great work of world literature has at last become a great poem in English. Mulroy's translation is far superior to other available English verse translations."--Robert J. Rabel, editor of "Approaches to Homer, Ancient and Modern"