Oedipus Tyrannos (trans. Wertenbaker)

Sophocles translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker

DOI: 10.5040/9780571285334.00000008
Scenes: 10. Roles: Male (6) , Female (2) , Neutral (1)

Sophocles' Theban plays – Oedipus Tyrannos, Oedipus at Kolonos and Antigone – stand at the fountainhead of world drama; they tell the story of Oedipus, Jocasta and Antigone, and the ancient Greek theme of power both mortal and godlike is brought to the fore with stunning vitality. Oedipus Tyrannos begins the trilogy. The king of Thebes' investigation into the cause of the plague on his city uncovers a terrible and personal secret.

Timberlake Wertenbaker translation of Sophocles' trilogy of Theban plays was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford upon Avon, in 1991, under the collective title of The Thebans.

From Oedipus Plays


Faber and Faber

Sophocles translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker

ISBN: 9780571195350

Series: Faber Drama

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