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Readings on Sophocles

Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [1997]
Series: Greenhaven Press literary companion to world authors.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Articles, essays, and reviews provide a wide range of information and opinion about Sophocles as a dramatist, his universally recognized "Oedipus the King," and focused topics, such as a specific technique or theme he employed.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Sophocles; Sophocles.; Sophocles.; Sophocles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Nardo
ISBN: 1565105818 9781565105812 1565105826 9781565105829
OCLC Number: 34617726
Description: 176 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Sophocles the dramatist --
1. Sophocles' use of mythology / C.M. Bowra --
2. Sophocles' mastery of character development / Werner Jaeger --
3. Sophocles' moral themes / Robert D. Murray Jr. --
4. Comparing Sophocles to Aeschylus / Edith Hamilton --
5. How Sophocles viewed and portrayed the gods / Herbert J. Muller --
6. In Sophoclean tragedy, humans create their own fate / Frank B. Jevons --
7. Sophocles' invention of the third actor widened the scope of drama / H.D.F. Kitto --
8. Sophocles' many uses of the chorus / G.M. Kirkwood --
9. Sophocles' comic relief : the satyr plays / William Nickerson Bates --
ch. 2. Oedipus the king --
1. The Oedipus legend / Bernard M.W. Knox --
2. An overview of Oedipus the king / Sheldon Cheney --
3. Oedipus endures the test of time / Charles R. Walker --
4. A great translator's reflections on Oedipus the king / Gilbert Murray --
5. The Oedipus complex : a theory under fire / Bruce Bower --
ch. 3. Producing Sophocles' plays --
1. Ajax : lonely hero of a bygone age / Bernard M.W. Knox --
2. Sophocles is interpreted in Black gospel music / Mimi Kramer --
3. An opera version of Oedipus the king / Arthur Holmberg --
4. Sophocles on film / Jon Solomon --
5. Oedipus at Colonus is a statement of hope / Robert Fitzgerald --
Appendix A. The origins of theater --
Appendix B. Greek theatrical production --
Chronology --
Surviving plays of Sophocles.
Series Title: Greenhaven Press literary companion to world authors.
Other Titles: Sophocles
Responsibility: Don Nardo, book editor.

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Articles, essays, and reviews provide a wide range of information and opinion about Sophocles as a dramatist, his universally recognized "Oedipus the King," and focused topics, such as a specific technique or theme he employed.

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