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The three Theban plays : Antigone, Oedipus the king Oedipus at Colonus /

Presents three Greek plays in easy-to-understand language.

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  • "Three Theban Plays, by Sophocles, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate</O:P><P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. The pinnacle of classical drama in Greece, the three-part, 2,500 year-old Oedipus cycle remains a touchstone of Western culture. Nearly perfect technically, the plays feature headstrong heroes, intense plots, and breathtaking imagery that have influenced generations of artists, philosophers, and statesmen. These fresh, historically faithful renditions by renowned translator Peter Constantine bring new life to civilization's most meaningful dramas. Rich in sex and violence, the plays follow the tragic downfall of King Oedipus, a man who mistakenly believes he can control his own destiny. In Oedipus the King, we watch as the hero learns the truth about his past, including his murder of his father, Laius, and marriage to his mother, Jocasta. Written just before the death of Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus features a more subdued tone as the blind, exiled king reflects on his passing from this world. Antigone, the earliest written of the three, presents the powerful story of the iron-willed daughter of Oedipus as she takes a fatal stand against her uncle Creon, the new ruler of Thebes. Favoring her own moral code to the dictates of an unjust ruler, Antigone becomes the first heroine in Western literature and a model of civil disobedience. Pedro de Blas holds degrees in law and classics and has taught Greek at Columbia University and the CUNY Latin/Greek Institute. He has acted in several productions of Greek tragedy in the original and he is the author of the introduction and notes to Essential Dialogues of Plato, also published by Barnes & Noble Classics."
  • "Presents three Greek plays by Sophocles detailing life in Thebes."
  • "Presents three Greek plays in easy-to-understand language."@en
  • "Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English."

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  • "The Three Theban Plays : Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus."
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  • "Oedipus Rex English"@en
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  • "Three theban plays:Antigone,Oedipus the king,Oedipus at Colonus."@en
  • "Three Theban Plays /"
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  • "The three theban plays : Antigone, Oedipus the king, Oedipus at Colonus."@en
  • "Oedipus Coloneus English"@en
  • "The three Theban plays. Antigone. Oedipus the king. Oedipus at Colonus /"
  • "Three Theban plays : Antigone : Oedipus the king : Oedipus at Colonus /"@en
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  • "Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus. Newly translated by Theodore Howard Banks."@en
  • "Three Theban plays : Antigone, Oedipus the King ; Oedipus at Colonus /"
  • "Three Theban plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus."
  • "King Oedipus"
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  • "The three Theban plays /"
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  • "The three theban plays : Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus /"
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  • "The Three Theban plays /"
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  • "Three Theban plays : Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus = Antigone = Oedipus at Colonus = Oedipus the king = Three or more words /"@en
  • "The three Theban plays : Antigone ; Oedipus the King ; Oedipus at ColonusColonus /"@en

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