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Oedipus Trilogy

by Sophocles

Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies.

When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow...


The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

by Sophocles & Robert Fagles

The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C.

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family-Antigone,...


Antigone: In a New Translation by Nicholas Rudall

by Sophocles

One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing...


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,...


Oedipus Rex

by Sophocles

Landmark of Western drama concerns the catastrophe that ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly construction, dramatic irony. Explanatory footnotes....


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.


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.


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...


Don's Party

by Sophocles & Eamon Flack

It's election night 1969. Don and Kath, hope that there will be a change of government, and give a party to watch the results. As the tide turns against Labor, the good cheer palls and the faded ideals and disappointed...


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 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...


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’...


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...