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Oedipus Trilogy

by Sophocles

Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta. Before he was born, his parents consulted the Oracle at Delphi. The Oracle prophesied that Oedipus would murder his father and marry his mother. In an attempt...


Oedipus Trilogy

by Sophocles

Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta. Before he was born, his parents consulted the Oracle at Delphi. The Oracle prophesied that Oedipus would murder his father and marry his mother. In an attempt...


Thebes

by Gareth Jandrell, Sophocles & Aeschylus

I mean, what is Thebes? A theocracy? No. A meritocracy? Certainly not. A monarchy? Kind of. A patriarchy? Less and less so. Thebes is many things, and to revolutionise that? Well, how?

From Oedipus to Antigone,...


The Burial at Thebes

by Sophocles & Seamus Heaney

Sophocles' play, first staged in the fifth century B.C., stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security....


Oedipus the King

by Sophocles & Nicholas Rudall

The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization. Plays for Performance Series.


Sophocles: The Theban Plays

by Sophocles

Linked by their common setting in Thebes, Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus stand at the fountainhead of world drama. This volume presents a new, and accurate yet poetic and playable translation...


Antigone

by Sophocles & Don Taylor

This new edition of Don Taylor's translation presents one of the most accessible and performable versions of this ancient play and provides a blueprint for understanding and staging the play today.


Oedipus the King

by Sophocles

The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall.

A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived...


Oedipus Trilogy

by Sophocles

Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta. Before he was born, his parents consulted the Oracle at Delphi. The Oracle prophesied that Oedipus would murder his father and marry his mother. In an attempt...


Philoktetes

by Sophocles

One of the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet James Scully

Fate, free will, and the sacredness of the social bond are all challenged and reassessed...


Antigone

by Sophocles

Sophocles' masterpiece Antigone dramatizes the terrible series of events that results when patriotism clashes with familial duty—and hubris incites the wrath of the gods.

The sons of Oedipus have killed each...


Oedipus at Kolonos

by Sophocles

A soaring new translation of Sophocles' final masterpiece in which blind and homeless Oedipus reclaims his stature as Athenian drama's greatest hero

Produced after his death, Oedipus at Kolonos is Sophocles'...


Oedipus the King

by Sophocles

Sophocles' most profound and celebrated play in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg

Oedipus the King remains, after 2,500 years, a shocking, suspenseful, and highly emotional...


Elektra

by Sophocles

A dynamic and necessary new translation of Sophocles' chilling tragedy of hatred, revenge, and murder

Orestes, the son of King Agamemnon, returns to his homeland to take revenge on his mother, Klytemnestra, and...


Women of Trakhis

by Sophocles

A dynamic and necessary new translation of Sophocles' unsparing drama about a desperate wife's lethal scheme to keep her warrior husband's wavering love

In Women of Trakhis, Sophocles challenges the very ideal...


Aias

by Sophocles

A suspenseful and necessary new translation of Sophocles' provocative drama that demystifies the death of a warrior and challenges the civic value of Greece's heroic legacy

Achilles is dead. Aias, Greece's next...


The Oedipus Cycle

by Sophocles

The most celebrated plays of ancient Athens in vibrant new translations by award-winning poet Robert Bagg

Sophocles' three great masterpieces, gathered here in one volume, dramatize the inexplicable animosity...


The Complete Plays of Sophocles: A New Translation

by Sophocles

The most celebrated plays of ancient Athens in vivid and dynamic newtranslations by award-winningpoets Robert Bagg and James Scully

The dominant Athenian playwright in fifth-century-BCE Athens, Sophocles left...


An Oresteia

by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides & Anne Carson

A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy  In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos’...


The Complete Plays of Sophocles

by Sophocles

Oedipus the King • Antigone • Electra • Ajax

Trachinian Women • Philoctetes • Oedipus at Colonus

The greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles wrote over 120 plays, surpassing his older contemporary...