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Electra and Other Plays (Classics)
Electra and Other Plays (Classics) Sophocles 0140440283 9780140440287 Sophocles innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas with complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays
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Electra and Other Plays (Classics) by Sophocles

Sophocles innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas with complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mothers lover. Aeschylus and Euripides also dramatized this story, but the objectivity and humanity of Sophocles version provide a new perspective. Depicting the fall of a great hero, Ajax examines the enigma of power and weakness combined in one being, while the Woman of Trachis portrays the tragic love and error of Heracles deserted wife Deianeira, and Philoctetes deals with the conflict between physical force and moral strength. E. F. Watlings vivid translation is accompanied by an introduction in which he discusses Sophocles use of a third actor to create new dramatic situations and compares the different treatments of the Electra myth by the three great tragic poets of classical Athens.

Author: Sophocles

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 1953-04-30

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ISBN: 0140440283


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