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Electra and Other Plays : Electra; Ajax; Women of Trachis; Philoctetes
by Sophocles and Pat Easterling and David Raeburn


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Sophocles� innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother�s lover.  Read more...


 
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Sophocles� innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother�s lover. Aeschylus and Euripides also dramatized this story, but the objectivity and humanity of Sophocles� version provides a new perspective. Depicting the fall of a great hero, Ajax examines the enigma of power and weakness combined in one being, while the Women of Trachis portrays the tragic love and error of Heracles� deserted wife Deianeira, and Philoctetes deals with the conflict between physical force and moral strength.


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  • ISBN: 9780141913568
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Date: Apr 2008
 
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