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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The dutiful Antigone is now back in Thebes. About Me daja I live in Bedford, England. Oedipus gouges out his own eyes and goes into exile.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Then the famous blind seer Tiresias comes along and prophesies that Creon is going to regret his action Antigone is the third of Sophocles’ Theban plays, though, I am told, the first to be written. Like Oedipus, various ruin then befalls Creon. Ancient Greeceantigonegreek dramaoedipusplaysophocles.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Though heady, the plays also had an entertainment value. He taught at Yale for one year and then joined the faculty at Princeton University as an English professor and remained there until he retired in His first published translation was of the Greek poet Bacchylidestranslatwd was followed by versions of The Oresteia by Aeschylus and the plays, Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Translaetd by Sophocles.

See all reviews. Then you can start reading Robertt books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Instead of being an exacting literal translator, he sought to reinterpret the classics in a contemporary idiom which gave his translations a narrative energy and verve. While obtaining his degrees, he studied Latin and Greek on the side.


When a peasant who saw everything is called to testify, his story strikes Oedipus as disturbingly familiar. February 7, Sold by: Sophocle three Theban plays.

These five actors made the play come alive as a very real contemporary dilemma: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

His utter command of tragic speech in the simple grandeur of his choral odes, dialogues, and monologues encourages the English reader to compare him to Shakespeare see Vol.

Dave’s Book Blog: “Antigone” by Sophocles, translated by Robert Fagles

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. 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. And the chorus quote a saying: I am a member of Bedford Writers’ Circle.

The Three Theban Plays

Theseus decides to shelter the Thebean ex-king, being moved by his story of how Oedipus was unwittingly ruined and how the former king accepted his punishment when his offenses were brought to light. See their website here: Creon and Haemon end up trading insults.

Today, nearly 2, years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider translateed one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Each piece has its own beauty, but we move back in time to that dreadful moment of discovery.


Oedipus the King Kindle Edition. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly antigond your browser. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Many years have passed and Oedipus has become a wanderer, guided by the loyal Antigone. Thank you for your feedback.

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So Creon condemns the unrepentant Antigone to be walled up, presumably to starve to death. Oedipus says no way, and Creon has Antigone and her sister who joined them at Colonus to warn Oedipus kidnapped. Thebes has defeated an onslaught of Argosian warriors, led by Polynices, the exiled son of Oedipus. Having retired from teaching; I am now a research student at the University of Bedfordshire researching into Threshold Concepts in the context of A-level Physics.

I have also recently become a keen playgoer to London Fringe Theatre. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. While at Princeton, he created the university’s department of comparative literature and received an honorary doctorate in June The Greek dramatist Sophocles, born to a wealthy family at Colonus, near Athens, was admired as a boy for his personal beauty and musical skill.

Write a customer review. Oedipus represents the everyman, marching forward, thinking destiny is within his control, only to discover solhocles he is a mere puppet to fate.