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Oedipus Rex

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 9780299282530
Genre : Drama
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Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for almost 2,500 years. But Sophocles’ drama as originally performed was much more than a great story—it was a superb poetic script and exciting theatrical experience. The actors spoke in pulsing rhythms with hypnotic forward momentum, making it hard for audiences to look away. Interspersed among the verbal rants and duels were energetic songs performed by the chorus. David Mulroy’s brilliant verse translation of Oedipus Rex recaptures the aesthetic power of Sophocles’ masterpiece while also achieving a highly accurate translation in clear, contemporary English. Speeches are rendered with the same kind of regular iambic rhythm that gave the Sophoclean originals their drive. The choral parts are translated as fluid rhymed songs. Mulroy also supplies an introduction, notes, and appendixes to provide helpful context for general readers and students.
Category: Drama

Oedipus Rex Sophocles

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438114101
Genre : Electronic books
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A collection of eight critical essays on the classical tragedy, arranged in the chronological order of their original publication.
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Oedipus Rex

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438114705
Genre : Electronic books
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Written by Sophocles around 425 BCE, "Oedipus Rex" is a classic Greek tragedy that depicts the struggle between man and fate. Oedipus' story forms the foundation for the symbolic conflict between sons and fathers, a theme that has lost none of its dramatic punch in the ensuing centuries. The meticulous scholarship presented in this new "Bloom's Guides" title offers its readers fresh insight into this time-honored classic.
Category: Electronic books

Sophocles Oedipus Rex

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 9780521851770
Genre : Drama
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A revised edition of the bestselling commentary on this most important of ancient plays.
Category: Drama

Stravinsky Oedipus Rex

Author : Stephen Walsh
ISBN : 0521407788
Genre : Music
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Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex is widely acknowledged as one of the most original musical theater works of the twentieth century. This clear and concise guide, the first ever written on the work, describes the plot, the music and the staging in close detail and provides a fully documented discussion of the origins of Oedipus Rex in Stravinsky's own work and thinking. By placing the work in its social context, the author paints a vivid picture of Parisian artistic politics in the twenties, from which emerged one of the richest and most suggestive works of modern times. The full libretto is provided, with a parallel translation.
Category: Music

Oedipus The King

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 0195054938
Genre : Drama
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Dramatizes the story of Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother.
Category: Drama

The Oedipus Plays

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 158663402X
Genre : LITERARY CRITICISM
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A guide to studying Greek playwright Sophocles' 3 Theban plays "Antigone, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus," featuring complete plot summaries and analysis, character analyses, explanations of key themes, motifs & symbols, and a review quiz.
Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Oedipus The King In Plain And Simple English

Author : Sophocles
ISBN : 9781621072256
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sophocles was the Aaron Spelling of ancient Greek world--his plays had all the makings of a modern soap! But archaic translations of his ancient work make it almost impossible to see any of the Melrose Place-like plots! BookCaps can help readers who have struggled in the past with Sophocles classic plays with this modern retelling. Oedipus the King, also known by the Latin title Oedipus Rex, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence. This play is also available as a collection in “The Oedipus Trilogy In Plain and Simple English." The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sophocles Oedipus The King

Author : Sean Sheehan
ISBN : 9781441124906
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Described as the Mona Lisa of literature and the world's first detective story, Sophocles' Oedipus the King is a major text from the ancient Greek world and an iconic work of world literature. Aristotle's favourite play, lauded by him as the exemplary Athenian tragedy, Oedipus the King has retained its power both on and off the stage. Before Freud's famous interpretation of the play - an appropriation, some might say - Hölderlin and Nietzsche recognised its unique qualities. Its literary worth is undiminished, philosophers revel in its probing into issues of freedom and necessity and Lacan has ensured its vital significance for post-Freudian psychoanalysis. This Reader's Guide begins with Oedipus as a figure from Greek mythology before focusing on fifth-century Athenian tragedy and the meaning of the drama as it develops scene by scene on the stage. The book covers the afterlife of the play in depth and provides a comprehensive guide to further reading for students.
Category: Literary Criticism