The Tragedies of Sophocles
James Morwood is Dean of Wadham College, Oxford, translator of eleven of Euripides' plays in the World Classics Series, author of numerous Greek and Latin language books and of The Life and Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1985).
Preface 1. Taking bearings 2. 'Ajax' 3. 'Women of Trachis' 4 'Antigone' 5. 'Oedipus the King' 6. 'Electra' 7. 'Philoctetes' 8. 'Oedipus at Colonus' 9. Afterlife 'Ajax': the first Cambridge Greek play Martin Crimp’s 'Cruel and Tender' Jean Anouilh’s 'Antigone' Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 'Edipo Re' The Strauss / Hofmannsthal 'Elektra' Seamus Heaney’s 'The Cure at Troy' 'Oedipus at Colonus' and 'Samson Agonistes' Notes Suggestions for further reading and bibliography Glossary Index
D’une écriture claire et concise, il est aisément accessible aux non-spécialistes et ne suppose pas d’être initié à la langue grecque. Quant aux connoisseurs, ils apprécieront que soient posées les bonnes questions.
L’Antiquité Classique, 79
'The Tragedies of Sophocles' provides a useful reference for both pupils and teachers studying the works of this tragedian. The writing style is lucid and accessible and sweeps the reader along in an enthusiastic examination of Sophocles’ purpose and message…it is a quick, yet informative read. [...] the very useful discussion of the individual plays makes this a worthwhile and valuable book, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it for both teachers and pupils.
Journal of Classics Teaching, 17, Summer 2009
This stimulating, slim volume works well both as an introduction to the seven tragedies and as a series of sharp, generous readings.
Plays International Magazine, December/January 2008/9
Size: 216 x 138 mm
Publication: May 9, 2008
Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Greece and Rome Live