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This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus (2000) along with Woodruff's Antigone (2001) and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck. Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the Greek with concision, clarity, and powerful, hard-edged speech. Each play features foot-of-the-page notes, stage directions, and line numbers to the Greek. Woodruff's Introduction discusses the playwright, Athenian theatre and performance, the composition of the plays, and the plots and characters of each; it also offers thoughtful reflections on major critical interpretations of these plays.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872205864
ISBN-10: 087220586X
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 9mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sophocles

Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin. Peter Meineck is Founder of Aquila Theatre and Associate Professor of Classics, New York University.

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