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CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the subject of these plays: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are timeless works that continue to captivate audiences even today.
This study guide covers all three plays with critical commentaries, summaries, and character analyses—tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' work. Other features that help you study include
- Life and background of the playwright, Sophocles
- An introduction to Greek theatre
- A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
- Critical essays on fate and ritual and transcendence in the Oedipus Trilogy
- A review section that tests your knowledge
- A Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sites
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About the Author
REGINA HIGGINS has been an educational writer for fifteen years. She has a Ph.D in English from Indiana University.
CHARLES HIGGINS has been an educational writer for fifteen years. He has a Ph.D in English from Indiana University.
Table of Contents
Life and Background of the Playwright.
Introduction to the Plays.
Oedipus the King.
Oedipus at Colonus.
CliffsNotes Resource Center.