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The Seven Against Thebes

Written on October 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm, by

The Seven Against Thebes By Aeschylus  Written 467 B.C.E Translated by E. D. A. Morshead The final chapter of the Oedipus story, ‘The Seven Against Thebes’ tells the tale of two brothers pitted against each other, fulfilling a family curse.     Dramatis Personae  ETEOCLES, son of Oedipus, King of Thebes A SPY CHORUS OF

Antigone by Sophocles

Written on September 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm, by

Antigone By Sophocles Written 442 B.C.E Translated by R. C. Jebb Antigone by Sophocles is an essential play. In it, Antigone, a proud and moral character, defies everything to honor her dead brother. But at what cost? Dramatis Personae daughters of Oedipus: ANTIGONE ISMENE CREON, King of Thebes EURYDICE, his wife HAEMON, his son TEIRESIAS,

Oedipus at Colonus

Written on July 20, 2012 at 5:54 am, by

Oedipus at Colonus By Sophocles  Translated by F. Storr Fate comes full circle in Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles. The tragic king finds his finale in a foreign city while his sons begin to war. Dramatis Personae  OEDIPUS, banished King of Thebes ANTIGONE, his daughter ISMENE, his daughter THESEUS, King of Athens CREON, brother of

Oedipus the King

Written on July 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm, by

Oedipus the King By Sophocles Translated by F. Storr   Sophocles’ Oedipus the King is the darkest of family tales. Murder, incest, and pride all unravel in this compelling ancient greek play.   Dramatis Personae OEDIPUS THE PRIEST OF ZEUS CREON CHORUS OF THEBAN ELDERS TEIRESIAS JOCASTA MESSENGER HERD OF LAIUS Scene Thebes. Before the