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From an original work by

Sophocles

~playauthor~Written by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker , Sophocles ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Sophocles

Faber and Faber, 2013

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (9), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Torn between army politics and the love of his soldiers on the front line, a legendary leader spirals out of control. Inspired by Sophocles’ classical play, Our Ajax draws on interviews with contemporary servicemen...

Antigone

Written by

Owen McCafferty

and

Sophocles

From an original work by

Sophocles

~playauthor~Written by~ Owen McCafferty , Sophocles ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Sophocles

Nick Hern Books, 2008

NHB Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (11), Female (3), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Owen McCafferty's version of Sophocles’ Antigone is a muscular take on the ancient Greek tragedy that offers a reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. It was first performed by Prime Cut Productions at the Waterfront...

Antigone

Translated by

Timberlake Wertenbaker

~playauthor~Written by~ Sophocles , Timberlake Wertenbaker ~playauthor~Translated by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (1)

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...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...

Electra

Written by

Sophocles

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Sophocles , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1990

Classical Dramatists

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Roles: Total (9), Female (3), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... Walton writes that 'Electra has fed on her hate, absorbing humiliation almost with relish. As the play progresses, so her passion is revealed as having dimensions.' It is these dimensions, rather than the moral conundrum of matricide, which Sophocles brings to life so starkly in his version of the well-known Greek myth....

Oedipus Tyrannos

Translated by

Timberlake Wertenbaker

~playauthor~Written by~ Sophocles , Timberlake Wertenbaker ~playauthor~Translated by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (10), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (1)

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...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...
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... himself and Jocasta commits suicide. Credits: Director: Don Taylor; Producer: Louis Marks; Playwright: Sophocles; Translator: Don Taylor, Composer: Derek Bourgeois; Conductor: Derek Bourgeois; Advisor: Geoffrey Lewis. Cast: Claire Bloom:...

Antigone

Written by

Sophocles

and

Don Taylor

Translated by

Don Taylor

~playauthor~Written by~ Sophocles , Don Taylor ~playauthor~Translated by~ Don Taylor

Methuen Drama, 2012

Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (13), Female (3), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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... that her story has had such an effect on world consciousness – she is one of the best loved characters in all Greek myth – is entirely due to the issues which Sophocles draws from the myth, and to his portrayal of Antigone herself, pulled between...

Electra

Written by

Sophocles

and

Frank McGuinness

Translated by

Frank McGuinness

~playauthor~Written by~ Sophocles , Frank McGuinness ~playauthor~Translated by~ Frank McGuinness

Faber and Faber, 2014

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (7), Female (4), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... conclusion. Frank McGuinness’s charged adaptation of Sophocles’ powerful tragedy was first performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1997 and was revived at the Old Vic, London, in 2014....

Oedipus

Written by

Sophocles

and

Frank McGuinness

Translated by

Frank McGuinness

~playauthor~Written by~ Sophocles , Frank McGuinness ~playauthor~Translated by~ Frank McGuinness

Faber and Faber, 2008

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (10), Female (1), Male (7), Unassigned (2)

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... You are who you are seeking to find. Frank McGuinness's version of Sophocles' Oedipus premiered at the National Theatre, London, in October 2008....
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... was commissioned by the BBC, and was first broadcast in autumn, 1986. Credits: Director: Don Taylor; Producer: Louis Marks; Playwright: Sophocles; Translator: Don Taylor; Composer: Derek Bourgeois; Conductor: Derek Bourgeois; Advisor: Geoffrey Lewis (on...