The Theban Plays by Sophocles

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  • Title: The Theban Performs
  • Author: Sophocles
  • Category: Drama
  • Date: March 2012
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780486114972

 

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The stirring story of a legendary royal household’s fall and supreme redemption, the Theban trilogy endures because the crowning achievement of Greek drama. Sophocles’ three-play cycle, chronicling Oedipus’s seek for the reality and its tragic outcomes, stays important studying for English and classical research majors in addition to for all college students of Western civilization. Oedipus Rex unfolds amid a metropolis within the relentless grip of a plague. When an oracle proclaims that solely an act of vengeance will elevate the curse from Thebes, King Oedipus vows to convey a assassin to justice. His quest engenders a sequence of eager dramatic ironies, culminating within the success of a dreaded prophecy. Oedipus at Colonus finds the previous ruler in exile. Previous and blind, he seeks a peaceable place to finish his torment, however finds solely challenges from his reluctant hosts and a summons again to Thebes from his warring sons. The trilogy concludes with Antigone, wherein Oedipus’s brave daughter defies her tyrannical uncle in a provocative exploration of the calls for of loyalty and responsibility

 

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