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Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
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Oedipus Rex

by Sophocles

Other authors: R. D. Dawe (Editor)

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Series: Oedipus Cycle (1)

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good for a classic didn't see the ending coming read for my theatre history class ( )
  Emily_Madsen | Sep 23, 2018 |
Although not as poetic as Heaney, this is a very readable translation. It’s helped along by a very useful introduction that gives a historical context to the play. My one complaint is about the author’s use of footnotes rather than endnotes - the presence of notes at the bottom of each page distracts from the flow of the work, and prevents a smooth understanding of the poetry. Otherwise, very good. ( )
  NKarman | Feb 26, 2018 |
I am nerdy enough to regret the holes in my classical reading and occasionally try to fill them in.

Having just completed reading Kafka on the Shore, I decided to read this thinking perhaps it would help me to have a deeper understanding of Murakami's work.

Everyone pretty much knows the story: At birth it is predicted that Oedeipus will kill his father and sleep with his mother.

He's gone to great lengths to leave his father's country and become king over a neighboring land in order to avoid his fate.

But there is no escaping fate. Andy by the time he's learned the true circumstances of his birth, the prophecy has already come true.

I also watched a video of the play with Douglass Campbell and Eleanor Stuart and directed by Abraham Polonsky. Although a different translation, it followed closely and greatly helped my appreciation and enjoyment.
  streamsong | Oct 15, 2017 |
Libroo #14 de la lista de los 100 libros de Pasión por la lectura.
http://www.pasionporlalectura.itesm.mx/que_leo/cultura_general.htm
  celia.castro | Oct 4, 2017 |
I don't see an edition with Robert Fagles as the translator. Not reading this edition. The complete play is included in a literature anthology.

I really do like the Fagles translation - it is very contemporary language. It is hard to put the book down. Even though I already knew how it ended. And, according to the accompanying notes in the anthology, the original audience also knew the story well.

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  CarolJMO | Dec 12, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sophoclesprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dawe, R. D.Editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Angèli, PietroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Boutens, P.C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burgess, AnthonyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Campbell, LewisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Castellanos i Vila, JoanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Waele, E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Waele, E.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelman, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grene, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hofmannsthal, Hugo vonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jebb, Richard ClaverhouseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jebb, Richard ClaverhouseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Knox, Bernard M.W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koolschijn, GerardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MANZU', GiacomoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murray, GilbertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schoorel, WaltherCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Storr, FrancisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Straat, EvertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
VALGIMIGLI, ManaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilder, ThorntonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Young, Sir GeorgeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Eleven Plays of the Greek Dramatists by Aristophanes

Eight Great Tragedies by Sylvan Barnet

Nine Greek dramas by Æschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes by Charles William Eliot

De grekiska tragedierna : Aiskylos, Sofokles, Euripides ; i översättning av Tord Bæckström by Aischylos

Sophocles, The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone by Sophocles

Antigone; Electra; Oedipus the King; Philoctetes by Sophocles

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486268772, Paperback)

One of the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Catastrophe ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies impact of agonizing events. Sophocles' finest play, Oedipus Rex ranks as a towering landmark of Western drama. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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"Contains the unabridged text of the classic Greek tragedy about Oedipus, a king who inadvertantly kills his father and marries his mother."

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