Robert Fagles’ translation conveys all of Sophocles’ lucidity and power: the cut The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedip and millions of. Sophocles taught his Antigone to a chorus of fifteen young men for the contest in tragedy. Robert Fagles’ “My own flesh and blood–dear sister, dear. Ismene”. “Antigone” by Sophocles, translated by Robert Fagles. I saw Antigone at the Hope Theatre in Islington on Saturday 5th March. It was beautifully.

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The first play, Antigone, is actually the last chronologically.

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The three plays–“Antigone,” “Oedipus the King,” and “Oedipus at Colonus”–are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles’ time. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. But the actresses themselves were wonderful and the translation which bore so many points of resemblace to the one Sophicles had read, below was rendered into realistic dialogue.


Get fast, antigkne shipping with Amazon Prime. Haemon asks his father to be reasonable, but Creon will have none of it. Oedipus gouges out his own eyes and goes into exile.

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Oedipus has arrived in the place where he must be buried. Showing of reviews. With Sophocles, Greek tragedy reached its most characteristic form.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of cagles literature in the English-speaking world. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus and sister of both Polynices and Eteocles, wants to bury the body of Polynices, but her uncle and Theban King, Creon, threatens anyone who does so with death.

Haemon comes along and Creon asks Haemon about the judgement and Haemon, in a wonderful piece of rhetoric, says that of course he honours his father and anything his father does must be right but the people of the twon are rather shocked by Creon’s judgement.

Antigone decides to bury the unburied brother in defiance of the law.

The Three Theban Plays

From inside the book. While at Princeton, he created the university’s department of comparative literature and received an honorary doctorate in June Thebes has defeated an onslaught of Argosian warriors, led by Polynices, the exiled son of Oedipus. She steals the body and gives it a proper burial. Creon is busy being King when a Sentry rushes in and unwillingly tells Creon that the body has been buried. Each piece has its own beauty, but we move back in rohert to that dreadful moment of discovery.


Dave’s Book Blog: “Antigone” by Sophocles, translated by Robert Fagles

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Creon assumes as the sentry thought he might in a ‘don’t shoot the messenger’ moment that the sentry or his mates committed the crime and tells the sentry that he will be killed if he can’t produce the culprit. Colonus, and are planning eophocles take up residency. SophoclesRobert Fagles.

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