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Theban Plays (Paperback)

By Sophocles, Paul Woodruff (Translator), Peter Meineck (Translator)
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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.

About the Author

Peter Meineck is Associate Professor of Classics at New York University, where he holds the endowed chair in Classics in the Modern World. He is the founder of Aquila Theatre. Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780872205857
ISBN-10: 0872205851
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 15th, 2003
Pages: 223
Language: English