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Sophocles" Electra

  • 60 Pages
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  • English
Samuel French Inc Plays
Performing Arts/Dance, Theater - Playwriting, Performing
The Physical Object
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ISBN 100573626952
ISBN 139780573626951

According to the Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus/5(26).

out of 5 stars A Powerful Contemporary Adaptation of Sophocles' Electra. Reviewed in the United States on Aug This play features a cast of 4 males and 6 females, including the chorus.

This sparingly written and powerful adaptation of Sophocles' classic Greek tragedy was recently performed in modern dress on Broadway with much /5(2). Sophocles presents this story as a savage though necessary act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation.

This translation equals the original in ferocity of expression, and leaves intact the inarticulate cries of suffering and joy that fill the play. Electra by Sophocles, translated by Anne Carson - introduction and notes by Michael Shaw - editors’ forward by Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro first performed: c.

bce translation (Anne's introduction comes from a lecture) format: page Oxford University Press paperback acquired: borrowed from my library read: Aug rating /5.

The Other Four Plays of Sophocles: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes. Sophocles $ - $ “Electra” is widely considered to be Sophocles‘ best character drama, due to the thoroughness of its examination of the morals and motives of Electra herself.

Where Aeschylus told the story with an eye to the ethical issues associated, Sophocles (like Euripides) addresses the problem of character, and asks what kind of woman would want Ratings: One of Sophocles' more accomplished dramas, the Electra has always generated a good deal of scholarly debate.

This edition, the first full-scale commentary on any play of Sophocles since the nineteenth century, explores afresh long-standing controversies such as the moral status of the killing of Clytemnestra, while also investigating many subjects which have.

Electra's grief is immediately replaced with joy, and she is in the middle of celebrating when the Old Man emerges from within the palace and hurries Orestes inside to kill Clytemnestra.

Electra remains outside, watching for Aegisthus so that he might not return unobserved. She listens excitedly to the sounds of Orestes killing Clytemnestra. Buy Books and CD-ROMs: Help: Electra By Sophocles. Commentary: Many comments have been posted about Electra.

Download: A 72k text-only version is available for download. Electra By Sophocles Written B.C.E Translated by R. Jebb. Dramatis Personae ORESTES, son of Agamemnon and CLYTEMNESTRA.

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Electra is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles; the first publication date is unknown. Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis. Electra - Kindle edition by Sophocles, Campbell, Lewis.

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One of the lesser known plays of the Greek tragedian Sophocles, "Electra" tells the tale of a young daughter's revenge for her father's death. Electra is one of the daughters of Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War. He was killed by his wife's lover, and Electra wishes to avenge Agamemnon with the help of her twin brother 5/5(2).

Antigone / Oedipus the King / Electra, Sophocles, Edith Hall (Editor), H.D.F. Kitto (Translator) This volume contains three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles, widely regarded since antiquity as the greatest of all the tragic vivid translations, which combine elegance and modernity, are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy, and are equally 4/5.

Electra was written towards Sophocles last years. Although an exact date can not be established, specialists usually consider that the tragedy was written around B.C. The play constructs another powerful character – Electra. The subject was very popular to. Sophocles, the son of Sophilus, was a wealthy member of the rural deme (small community) of Hippeios Colonus in Attica, which was to become a setting for one of his plays, and he was probably born there.

Sophocles was born a few years before the Battle of Marathon in BC: the exact year is unclear, although /6 is the most likely. Sophocles was born into a. Buy a cheap copy of Elektra book by Sophocles.

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Free shipping over $/5(4). Sophocles's play deals with Electra's intense desire for revenge in the years following her father's murder.

Sophocles's version of the Electra story was written around BCE, and it is difficult to read it without thinking of Euripides's Electra and the middle portion of Aeschylus's trilogy, the Oresteia, which recounts the same events.

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The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Sophocles. Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Sophocles: Ajax, trans. by R. Jebb (HTML at Perseus) Sophocles: Ajax, trans. by Ian Johnston (Javascript-dependent Flash with commentary at Richer Resources Publications) Sophocles: The Ajax of Sophocles (London: G.

Allen and Unwin. Electra - Ebook written by Sophocles. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Electra.5/5(1).

Electra Summary. Sophocles's Electra, written around B.C., is based on the legend of the House of Atreus, a story which contemporary Greek audiences would have known from major themes of this story concern retribution for crimes committed within the family of Atreus, who was Electra's grandfather.

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Electra endures as one of the most studied and performed of classical dramas. Its central character is a towering figure in Greek tragedy whose quest for revenge stirs a tidal wave of powerful emotion, and, as Freud observed, resonates deeply in the human psyche.4/5(1).

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Jennifer March, who provides the Introduction to this volume, is the author of The Creative Poet: Studies on the Treatment of Myths in Greek Poetry (), The Cassell Dictionary of Classical Mythology (), and Sophocles: Electra, edited with introduction, translation and commentary ().

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Professional book dealer in Atlantic City with storefront since Seller Rating: % positive. Electra by Sophocles, unknown edition, Electra is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan War, it recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon/5(2).

ELECTRA. He says he will. He does not keep his word. 1 LADY. A man is backward, when on some great exploit. ELECTRA. I was not backward, when I rescued him. 1 LADY.

Take courage, he is of a worthy stock; He will not fail his friends. ELECTRA. I trust so. Else I never should have been alive so long. 1 LADY. Hush, say no more just now; for I perceivePages:. oedipus the king, antigone, electra, this are the master pieaces of the greek tragedy.

sophocles brings us the wonderfull mitology stories in a fantastic point of view. the bloody legassy that oedipus brings on his family apears on this wonderfull dramas. this tragedies are the finest creation of the greek culture, and a must to reed for any literture fan all over the 5/5(4).Author Name Sophocles; J.

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