Theban Plays, Paperback

Theban Plays Paperback



This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus (2000) along with Woodruff's Antigone (2001) and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck.

Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the Greek with concision, clarity, and powerful, hard-edged speech.

Each play features foot-of-the-page notes, stage directions, and line numbers to the Greek.

Woodruff's Introduction discusses the playwright, Athenian theatre and performance, the composition of the plays, and the plots and characters of each; it also offers thoughtful reflections on major critical interpretations of these plays.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780872205857


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