The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Paperback)
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- Published: 31 May 1984
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780140444254 ISBN 10: 0140444254
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Full description for The Three Theban Plays
Antigone defending her integrity and ideals to the death, Oedipus questing for his identity and achieving immortality - these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' 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.