Sophocles Plays List

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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' Ajax, or Aias ( or ; Ancient Greek: Αἴας [a͜í.aːs], gen. Αἴαντος), is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BCE. Ajax may be the earliest of Sophocles' seven tragedies to have survived, though it is probable that he had been composing plays for a quarter of a century already when it was first staged. It appears to belong to the same period as his Antigone, which was probably performed in 442 or 441 BCE, when he was 55 years old. The play depicts 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

Antigone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sophocles Plays List
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Antigone ( ann-TIG-ə-nee; Ancient Greek: Ἀντιγόνη) is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC. Of the three Theban plays Antigone is the third in order of the events depicted in the plays, but it is the first that was written. The play expands on the Theban legend that predates it, and it picks up where Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes ends. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Sophocles

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

Electra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sophocles Plays List
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Electra or Elektra (Ancient Greek: Ἠλέκτρα, Ēlektra) is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes (409 BC) and the Oedipus at Colonus (401 BC) 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

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