The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle aginst fate. KING OEDIPUS tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he doesn't realise he has committed, and then inflicts a brutal punishment on himself.
It is a devastating portrayl of a ruler brought down by his own oath.
OEDIPUS AT COLONUS provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while ANTIGONE depicts the fall of the next generation through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident in his own authority.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, notes
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/04/1973
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780140440034