ERIC Number: ED417419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Readings on Sophocles. The Greenhaven Press Literary Companion to World Authors. Literary Companion Series.
Nardo, Don, Ed.
Intended as an accessible resource for students researching the Greek dramatist Sophocles (born 496 B.C.), this collection of essays contains an in-depth biography of the playwright and writings from a wide variety of sources. The essays are edited to accommodate the reading and comprehension levels of young adults; each essay is introduced by a concise summation of the contributor's themes and insights. Additional features include an annotated table of contents, a chronology of Sophocles' life and career as well as of concurrent historical events, and primary and secondary bibliographies to facilitate research. The 19 essays and their authors include: "Sophocles' Use of Mythology" (C.M. Bowra); "Sophocles' Mastery of Character Development" (Werner Jaeger); "Sophocles' Moral Themes" (Robert D. Murray, Jr.); "Comparing Sophocles to Aeschylus" (Edith Hamilton); ""How Sophocles Viewed and Portrayed the Gods" (Herbert J. Muller); "In Sophoclean Tragedy, Humans Create Their Own Fate" (Frank B. Jevons); "Sophocles' Invention of the Third Actor Widened the Scope of Drama" (H.D.F. Kitto); "Sophocles' Many Uses of the Chorus" (G.M. Kirkwood); "Sophocles' Comic Relief: The Satyr Plays" (William Nickerson Bates); "The Oedipus Legend" (Bernard M.W. Knox); "An Overview of 'Oedipus the King'" (Sheldon Cheney); "Oedipus Endures the Test of Time" (Charles R. Walker); "A Great Translator's Reflections on "Oedipus the King'" (Gilbert Murray); "The Oedipus Complex: A Theory under Fire" (Bruce Bower); "Ajax: Lonely Hero of a Bygone Age" (Bernard M.W. Knox); "Sophocles Is Interpreted in Black Gospel Music" (Mimi Kramer); "An Opera Version of 'Oedipus the King'" (Arthur Holmberg); "Sophocles on Film" (Jon Solomon); and "'Oedipus at Colonus' Is a Statement of Hope" (Robert Fitzgerald). (NKA)
Descriptors: Classical Literature, Drama, Greek Civilization, Greek Literature, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Playwriting, Secondary Education
Greenhaven Press, Inc., P.O. Box 289009, San Diego, CA 92198-9009 ($14.94).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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