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Theban Plays,9780872205857

Theban Plays

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/1/2003
Publisher(s): Hackett Pub Co Inc


This powerful new rendering of the plays of the Theban cycle includes, in addition to the translators' celebrated Oedipus Tyrannus, annotated new translations of Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of The Aquila Theatre Co, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ancient Studies, New York University and teacher of Greek Drama at the Tisch School for the Arts.

Author Biography

Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company. He teaches theatre and classics at New York University as Artist in Residence at the Center for Ancient Studies and as Adjunct Professor in both the Tisch School of the Arts and the Department of Classics Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

Table of Contents

Preface vi
Introduction ix
Sophocles and the Composition of the Plays ix
Athenian Theatre and Performance xii
Antigone xvi
Oedipus Tyrannus xxxv
Oedipus at Colonus liii
Suggestions for Further Reading lxxii
Note on the Translations lxxv
Acknowledgments lxxvi
Theban Royal Family Tree lxxviii
Oedipus Tyrannus
Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus Tyrannus
Oedipus at Colonus
Appendix: Hegel on Antigone 214(3)
Selected Bibliography 217

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