Robert Fagles’ translation conveys all of Sophocles’ lucidity and power: the cut The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedip and millions of. Sophocles taught his Antigone to a chorus of fifteen young men for the contest in tragedy. Robert Fagles’ “My own flesh and blood–dear sister, dear. Ismene”. “Antigone” by Sophocles, translated by Robert Fagles. I saw Antigone at the Hope Theatre in Islington on Saturday 5th March. It was beautifully.

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Haemon comes along and Creon asks Haemon about the judgement and Haemon, in a wonderful piece of rhetoric, says that of course he honours his father antibone anything his father does must be right but the people of the twon are rather shocked by Creon’s judgement.

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Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus who famously killed his father and married his mother. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Oedipus gouges out his own eyes and traanslated into exile. Oedipus calls for an investigation.

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Oedipus says no way, and Creon has Antigone and her sister who joined them at Colonus to warn Oedipus kidnapped. Robert Fagles’ translation conveys all of Sophocles’ lucidity and power: She steals the body and gives it a proper burial.


Each piece has its bh beauty, but we move back in time to that dreadful moment of discovery. While the details of the story may strain credulity in places, these works are powerful morality tales.

He wrote approximately plays, of which 7 tragedies are extant, as well as a fragment of his satiric play, Ichneutae Hunters. While obtaining his degrees, he studied Latin and Greek on the side. His plays were produced in the following order: I enjoy mostly classics and I read the playscripts and add those to the blog.

See all Editorial Reviews. Similar to my Aeschylus readings, I picked up the Robert Fagles translation. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. March ; 58 pages.

Ancient Greeceantigonegreek dramaoedipusplaysophocles. Robert Fagles’s authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles’s lucidity and power: Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written.

The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B. If you are completely new to the Oedipus series, do yourself a favor and read it out loud as you are reading it.

His wife and mother, Jocasta, kills herself, and Oedipus gouges out his eyes, his one act of defiant free will.

Thebes has defeated an onslaught of Argosian warriors, led by Polynices, the exiled son of Oedipus. If you are already familiar with the Oedipus Trilogy, this is a fantastic free digital edition. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Sophocles, of course, would never have needed to do this.


He was also a renowned translator of Latin and Greek. The first play, Antigone, is actually the last chronologically. Creon and Haemon end up trading insults. It may sound silly, but plays are meant to be heard out loud and not read silently.

He finds himself in the town of Colonus, just outside of Athens. Her brothers, ruling turn and turn about as Kings of Thebes, have fought and killed one another. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The Spring festival celebrating Dionysus provided an opportunity for playwrights such as Sophocles to compete and put on a performance for thousands of spectators.

This play is an ode to Athens, and by being buried just outside the city, it will be protected for all time. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This adaptation was faithful to the original play and was still exceptionally relevant fages day.

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What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? SophoclesRobert Fagles. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The dutiful Antigone is now back in Thebes. He died of prostate cancer on March 26, Ronert tragedies, lighthearted these three Theban plays are not. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.