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The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles
This study group will read aloud and discuss the three Theban plays of Sophocles. We will get to know something of the Sophoclean hero, who demonstrates, as Bernard Knox puts it, “that man’s keenest sight is blindness, his highest knowledge ignorance, his soaring confidence and hope an illusion.” We will watch The Gospel at Colonus and see excerpts from film treatments of Oedipus Rex and Antigone. The text is Robert Fagles’ The Three Theban Plays of Sophocles. Ms. Scott was a lecturer in classics and great books at UM and taught Latin and English literature at Community High School.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Literature, Poetry, and Drama
Date(s) : 01/24/2018 - 02/28/2018
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Location : Church of the Good Shepherd - Social Hall
Address : 2145 Independence Blvd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Instructor : Scott Marilyn
Fee : $35.00
Event Status : COMPLETED