The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles

Grades 9-12



Three Theban Plays Student Sample and Teacher Sample

Sophocles, “famous for wisdom,” won the playwright competition at the Festival of Dionysus many times. Here is the story of Oedipus, fated to unknowingly kill his father and marry his mother. This is the great myth, influencing all subsequent literature. Fate, free will, the quest for knowledge and truth—the glory and downfall of Western civilizatio.

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“Oedipus in exile, searching for his identity and achieving immortality; his daughter, Antigone, defending her integrity and ideals to the death—these heroic, tragic figures have captivated  theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C.

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles’ translation conveys all of Sophocles’ lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses, and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters.” (From the publisher)

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 x 1.4 in

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