Book Reviews of The Three Theban Plays: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus
The Three Theban Plays Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus
Author: Robert Fagles, Bernard MacGregor Walke Knox, Sophocles
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ISBN-13: 9780140444254
ISBN-10: 0140444254
Publication Date: 1/3/2000
Pages: 430
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Three Theban Plays: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Oedipus at Colonus on + 10 more book reviews
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The plays in the book are" "Antigone", Oedipus the King" and "Oedipus at Colonus" translated by Robert Fagles.
This hard to find classic collection includes great comments and notes at the end.
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Oedipus in exile, searching for his identity and achieving immortality; his daughter, Antigone, defending her integrity and ideals to the death--these heroic, tragic figures have captivated theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B C.
Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three 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 sure and majesty of his choruses, and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters.
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This was required high school reading for my children. My daughters favorite story was Antigone. She read all three plays and enjoyed it so much the book didn't survive!