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  • Antigoneby Sophocles

    Ivan R. Dee 1998; US$ 8.99

    One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering. Plays for Performance Series. more...

  • Die Wiedergeburt der griechischen Tragödie auf der Bühne des 19. Jahrhundertsby Susanne Boetius

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 182.00

    The Potsdam performance of Sophocles' ğAntigoneĞ in 1841 was an event of historic significance tantamount to a renaissance of Greek tragedy in the German theatre. In terms of the performing version used, the incidental music, and the stage architecture, Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853) and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) explored avenues... more...

  • Sophoclesby Sophocles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 10.95

    Linked by their common setting in Thebes, Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus stand at the fountainhead of world drama. This volume presents a new, and accurate yet poetic and playable translation by playwright Don Taylor, who has also directed plays for a BBC-TV production. more...

  • Recapturing Sophocles' Antigoneby William Blake Tyrrell; Larry J. Bennett

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 38.99

    In this book, Wm. Blake Tyrrell and Larry J. Bennett examine Sophocles' Antigone in the context of its setting in fifth-century Athens. The authors attempt to create an interpretive environment that is true to the issues and interests of fifth-century Athenians, as opposed to those of modern scholars and philosophers. As they contextualize the play... more...

  • A New Interpretation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannusby Shigenari Kawashima; Naoko Yamagata

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    This unique and fresh interpretation of an enigmatic classic provides a better understanding of the play’s religious and political undertones with an innovative and focused examination which proposes an earlier recognition than previously assumed of the whole truth by Jocasta. This will become an indispensable reference book for Classical scholars... more...

  • Oedipus the King and Antigoneby Sophocles; Peter D. Arnott

    Wiley 2014; US$ 11.95 US$ 10.36

    Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy- Oedipus the King and Antigone -for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal... more...

  • Antigone (NHB Modern Plays)by Sophocles; Owen McCafferty

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone’s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or... more...

  • Sophocles and Alcibiadesby Michael Vickers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Literary historians have long held the view that the plays of the Greek dramatist, Sophocles deal purely with archetypes of the heroic past and that any resemblance to contemporary events or individuals is purely coincidental. In this book, Michael Vickers challenges this view and argues that Sophocles makes regular and extensive allusion to Athenian... more...

  • Dolos and Dike in Sophokles' Elektraby L. MacLeod

    BRILL 2001; US$ 156.00

    This volume addresses the ethical issues of "Elektra" through an analysis of the language and argumentation which the characters use to explain and justify their behaviour. The work contains a critique of interpretative approaches to the play, a bibliography, and an index of passages cited. more...

  • Electraby Sophocles; Anne Carson; Michael Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.79

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general... more...