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Sophocles and Oedipus: a study of Oedipus Tyrannus with a new translation.

Author: Philip Vellacott; Sophocles.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press [1971]
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Genre/Form: Tragedies
Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vellacott, Philip.
Sophocles and Oedipus.
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press [1971]
(OCoLC)643549243
Named Person: Sophocles.; Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Sophocles.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Vellacott; Sophocles.
ISBN: 0472934007 9780472934003
OCLC Number: 309455
Description: xiv, 256 pages 23 cm
Contents: The play and its author. The Sophocles tradition ; Spectators and readers ; A new interpretation ; "Outside the play?" Principles of study ; Unique structure of O.T. ; Six questions ; Oedipus in Thebes ; Sophocles and his material --
King and People (lines 1-215). Content of tragedy (G. Wilson Knight) ; The human condition ; "Temporal" and "spatial" aspects ; Knowing and not-knowing ; The Prologue ; The name Oedipus ; Oedipus aware in the Prologue ; Creon and the eye-witness ; The Elders ; Note on lines 44-5 --
The Outer Circle (lines 216-512). What was prophecy ; The proclamation ; The Elders and the eye-witness ; Oedipus and Teiresias ; What happens in the scene ; Points demanding study ; Measurements of time ; Oedipus' anger ; Oedipus' answers to Teiresias ; Is Teiresias heard and understood? ; The attack on Creon ; "Who was my father?" ; The First Stasimon --
The second episode (lines 513-862). Oedipus and Creon ; Creon's inquiry ; Creon's knowledge ; Oedipus' knowledge ; Oedipus's collapse ; Iocasta's part and character ; First mention of scarred feet ; Infant exposure ; Tolstoy ; "Live at random" ; Oedipus' story ; The sudden switch ; The Elders enlightened ; Iocasta's knowledge --
The Olympian laws (lines 863-910). The Elders afraid ; The Elders indignant ; "If these things shall not fit" ; The Elders justified ; The central issue of the tragedy ; Close of the scene --
The Third episode (lines 911-1085). Iocasta prays ; The Corinthian ; Harping on Merope ; Philsophy of chance ; Oedipus and the Corinthian ; The "strange birth token" ; Oedipus defiant ; Iocasta's knowledge ; Iocasta's inability to communicate --
The Catastrophe (lines 1086-1530). The Elders's sarcasm ; Oedipus' exit ; The Forth Stasimon ; "Grief self-chosen" ; The Messenger ; The Elders' coldness ; Oedipus and the gods ; The children ; Note on 1424-31.

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