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Four tragedies - Sophocles

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Title
Four tragedies
Author
Sophocles
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Hackett Publishing Company
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20190903

Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax , Women of Trachis , Electra , and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, concision, clarity, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre. Woodruff's Introduction offers a brisk and stimulating discussion of central themes in Sophoclean drama, the life of the playwright, staging issues, and each of the four featured plays.

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In these new translations Meineck and Woodruff have struck a near-ideal balance between accuracy and readability, formality and colloquialism.
Their versions are simply a pleasure to read, conveying with remarkable vividness the powerful characterizations and poetic variety of the originals.
The addition of succinct but illuminating notes makes this an exemplary volume for anyone interested in Sophocles' dramatic art. --Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Department of Classics, Wesleyan University

[T]his sequel to the same pair's well-received translation of the Theban plays hits an appropriate mean . . . a text that I could happily adopt for teaching. --Malcolm Heath in
Greece and Rome

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Ajax (Greek mythology) - Drama.|Electra (Greek mythology) - Drama.|Heracles (Greek mythology) - Drama.|Philoctetes (Greek mythology) - Drama.|Trojan War - Drama.
Country of Publication
Indiana
Number of Pages
267

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