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The Theban plays of Sophocles

Author: Sophocles.; David R Slavitt
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Series: Yale new classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, David R. Slavitt presents an accessible, modern version for both longtime admirers of the plays and those encountering them for the first time. Slavitt's translation preserves the innate verve and energy of the dramas, engaging the reader - or audience member - directly with Sophocles' texts. Slavitt chooses to present the plays not in narrative sequence but in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Tragedies (Drama)
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sophocles.
Theban plays of Sophocles.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)647660257
Named Person: Sophocles; Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Antigone, (Mythological character); Antigone, (Mythological character); Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Sophocles.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sophocles.; David R Slavitt
ISBN: 9780300117769 0300117760
OCLC Number: 71006717
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Antigone --
Oedipus tyrannos --
Oedipus at Colonus.
Series Title: Yale new classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: translated by David R. Slavitt.
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A translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, this work aims to present a modern version for both newcomers to the plays and established admirers. It presents the plays not in narrative sequence  Read more...

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" A fine translation. It has flair, and I can imagine this translation being the preferred text for the stage. " -- David Konstan, Brown University& nbsp; " Slavitt ' s lean translations are Read more...

 
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