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List of Sophocles plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Sophocles, playwright. This Sophocles plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Sophocles characters. This list of plays by Sophocles is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different items, including Oedipus the King and Antigone. What plays did Sophocles write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Sophocles and can help you decide, "What are the best Sophocles plays?" (10 items)
Ajax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sophocles Plays List
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Sophocles's Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC. The date of Ajax's first performance is unknown and may never be found, but most scholars regard it as an early work, circa 450 - 430 B.C.. It chronicles the fate of the warrior Ajax after the events of the Iliad, but before the end of the Trojan War. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Sophocles

Characters: Ajax

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#34 on 300+ Great Books of the Western World

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Antigone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sophocles Plays List
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Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC. Chronologically, it is the third of the three Theban plays but was written first. The play expands on the Theban legend that predated it and picks up where Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes ends. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Sophocles

Characters: Tiresias, Creon, Eurydice, Antigone, Ismene, + more

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Electra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sophocles Plays List
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Electra or Elektra is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes and the Oedipus at Colonus lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of Sophocles' career. Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, it recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Sophocles

Characters: Electra

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#32 on 300+ Great Books of the Western World

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Oedipus at Colonus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sophocles Plays List
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Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus is one of the three Theban plays of the Athenian tragedian Sophocles. It was written shortly before Sophocles' death in 406 BC and produced by his grandson at the Festival of Dionysus in 401 BC. In the timeline of the plays, the events of Oedipus at Colonus occur after Oedipus the King and before Antigone; however, it was the last of Sophocles' three Theban plays to be written. The play describes the end of Oedipus' tragic life. Legends differ as to the site of Oedipus' death; Sophocles set the place at Colonus, a village near Athens and also Sophocles' own birthplace, where the blinded Oedipus has come with his daughters Antigone and Ismene as suppliants of the Erinyes ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Sophocles

Characters: Theseus, Creon, Antigone, Ismene, Oedipus, + more