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Oedipus the King (Paperback)

Author: Sophocles

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Since it was first performed in Athens in the 420s BC, "Oedipus the King "has been widely regarded as Sophocles'' greatest tragedy and one of the foundation stones of western drama. Taken as a model by Aristotle in his "Poetics," it became a yardstick for future generations. Since the play''s rediscovery in the Renaissance, audiences - including Sigmund Freud - have found new interpretations and meanings in Sophocles'' portrayal of the Theban king, inexorably pursuing the truth, only to discover that he has killed his father and married his mother.

This translation by Don Taylor, accurate yet poetic, was made for a BBC TV production of the Theban Plays in 1986, which he also directed. Commentary and notes by Angie Varakis.

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Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Mfg Part# 9780713686760
SKU 208007562
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0713686766
Release Date 10/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0064
Publisher Methuen Publishing
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