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Author Sophocles.

Title The Theban plays of Sophocles / translated by David R. Slavitt
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
Series Yale new classics
Yale new classics.
Contents Antigone -- Oedipus tyrannos -- Oedipus at Colonus
Summary In this needed and highly anticipated new translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, David Slavitt presents a fluid, accessible, and modern version for both newcomers to the plays and established admirers. Unpretentious and direct, Slavitt's translation preserves the innate verve and energy of the dramas, engaging the reader or audience member directly with Sophocles' great texts. Slavitt chooses to present the plays not in narrative sequence but in the order in which they were composed: "Antigone", "Oedipus Tyrannos", "Oedipus at Colonus"; he thereby underscores the fact that the story of "Oedipus" is one to which Sophocles returned over the course of his lifetime. This arrangement also lays bare the record of Sophocles' intellectual and artistic development. Renowned as a poet and translator, Slavitt has translated Ovid, Virgil, Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Ausonius, Prudentius, Valerius Flaccus, and Bacchylides as well as works in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew. In this volume, he avoids personal intrusion on the texts and relies upon the theatrical machinery of the plays themselves. The result is a major contribution to the art of translation and a version of the Oedipus plays that will appeal enormously to readers, theatre directors, and actors
Notes "Published with assistance from the Kingsley Trust Association Publication Fund established by the Scroll and Key Society of Yale College"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Translated from the Ancient Greek
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Subject Antigone (Mythological character) -- Drama.
Oedipus (Greek mythological figure) -- Drama
Sophocles -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
Author Slavitt, David R., 1935-
LC no. 2006026965
ISBN 0300134673 (electronic bk.)
9780300134674 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 2007