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Watling, E. F.

Overview
Works: 62 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 5,948 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Tragedies (Drama)  Music  Live sound recordings  Classical music radio programs  Art music  Oratorios  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, tra
Classifications: PA4414.A2, 882.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by E. F Watling
The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

86 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays in the tragic cycle concerning the royal house of Thebes
Four tragedies and Octavia by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thyestes, Phaedra, Trojan women & Oedipus are included
Electra and other plays by Sophocles( Book )

40 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains four plays by Sophocles who was the first to give to ancient Greek drama a structure recognizably related to its modern descendant. In Electra he objectively presents part of the Orestean legend, while Women of Trachis is remarkable for the human verisimilitude imparted to a near-repulsive piece of mythology. Philoctetes portrays the struggles of right against might, and Ajax takes for its theme that of the great man fallen
The pot of gold : and other plays by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents five plays by comic writer Plautus that provide insight into the manners and customs of ancient Rome
The rope, and other plays by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1995 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Plautus are the earliest complete works of Latin literature we possess. Plautus adapted for the amusement of Roman audiences the Greek New Comedy of the fourth century. His wit is clever and satirical and his entertaining portrayal of slaves firmly set the style for the 'low' characters of Elizabethan comedy, of Molière, and many others
Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical Greek drama of the tyrant king, translated by William Butler Yeats
The Stage door, ten sketches for revue( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theban plays : Oedipus the king, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

5 editions published between 1947 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theban Plays ... Translated by E.F. Watling by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published between 1949 and 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pot of gold ; The prisoners ; The brothers Menaechmus ; The swaggering soldier ; Pseudolus by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quid pro quo, or, The shooting party : an operetta in one act by E. F Watling( Book )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and Latin and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles The Theban Plays by E. F Watling( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus tells the story of the last day in the life of Oedipus. It was written at the end of the fifth century BCE in Athens, in the final years of the "Golden Age" of Athenian culture, and in the last year of Sophocles' own life. At the center of the play is the mysterious transformation of Oedipus from an old and blind beggar, totally dependent on his daughters, to the man who rises from his seat and, without help, leads everyone to the place where he is destined to die. In the background of this transformation stands the grove of the Furies, the sacred place of the implacable goddesses who pursue the violators of blood relationships. Although Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother, is an obvious target of the Furies' vengeance, he enters their grove at the beginning of the play, sure that it is the resting place Apollo has predicted for him. The reversals and paradoxes in the play speak to the struggle that Oedipus' life and the action of the play bring vividly before us: how do we as humans, subject to constant change, find stable ground on which to stand and define our moral lives? Sophocles offers his play as a witness to the remarkable human capacity to persevere in this struggle."--BOOK JACKET
Philoctetes [in, Electra and Other Plays: Ajax: Electra: Women of Trachis: Philoctetes: Translated by E. F. Watling] (Penguin Classics) by Sophocles( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of Trachis [in, Electra and Other Plays: Ajax: Electra: Women of Trachis: Philoctetes: Translated by E.F. Watling] (Penguin Classics) by Sophocles( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a modern interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone and includes explanatory notes on the text and mythological content
Penguin Classics Introduction to The Theban Plays: King Oedipus: Oedipus at Colonus: Antigone by Sophocles by E. F Watling( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electra [in, Electra and Other Plays: Ajax: Electra: Women of Trachis: Philoctetes: Translated by E.F. Watling] (Penguin Classics) by Sophocles( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Oedipus [in, The Theban Plays: King Oedipus: Oedipus at Colonus: Antigone: Translated by E.F. Watling] (Penguin Classics) by Sophocles( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin Classics Introduction to Electra and Other Plays by Sophocles by E. F Watling( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Four tragedies and Octavia
Alternative Names
Watling, E. F.

Watling, E. F. -1990

Watling, Edward.

Watling, Edward -1990

Languages
English (246)

Latin (1)

Covers
Four tragedies and OctaviaElectra and other playsThe pot of gold : and other playsThe rope, and other playsThe Theban plays : Oedipus the king, Oedipus at Colonus, AntigoneThe Pot of gold ; The prisoners ; The brothers Menaechmus ; The swaggering soldier ; Pseudolus