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Sophocles: The Theban Plays

Sophocles: The Theban Plays

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The three Theban plays—Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone—tell the story of Oedipus and his family. The three plays carry forward the development of one legend and were composed almost across the length of Sophocles’ long writing career. Theses plays present a narrative study on the relationships between fathers and children. This version captures for modern audiences the excitement that these plays held for the original Greek audiences through a contemporary translation that remains true to the original text.

Man in a white suit stands in the middle of a wide green marble staircase. He faces a man in a robe who sits in the foreground. Caption. You have made yourself master of all the arts of understanding.
Sophocles: The Theban Plays
Episode 2
2 hours 2 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12