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(Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta

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Dulaang Filipino's "Oedipus," first presented in 2014, is a one-hour reduction of Sophocles' Theban trilogy, consisting of Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone, in Filipino translations by Rolando Tinio and Onofre Pagsanjan.
Truth was, the 'Oedipus' we saw was performed with little regard for the script, by actors who seemed not to comprehend the lines they were spewing, in a space with terrible acoustics.
While his city suffers from plague and ruin, Oedipus stands firm, a proud king who seems to have nothing to fear.
The play begins with Oedipus and the priest and a crowd of suppliants by the altars in front of the palace.
and Oedipus in Oedipus Rex, to which I will return shortly.
He is also known for the two sequels of this play, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone.
Blume Lempel, Ellen Cassedy (translator), and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub (translator); OEDIPUS IN BROOKLYN AND OTHER STORIES; Mandel Vilar Press (Fiction: Translations) 16.95 ISBN: 9781942134213
Oedipus Aegyptiacus is a remarkable specimen of seventeenth-century erudition.
If one reason for writing this is to satiate the immense but miserable Islamist desire to tackle their inferiority and Oedipus complexes over Western hegemony, another is related to the forthcoming elections in Turkey.
In Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus is not a pawn of fate; he could have acted differently at four junctures or more.
The publication of "The Oedipus Myth and Reader Response in Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49" in Papers on Language and Literature in 1987 was a pivotal accomplishment in my career.
Tzanetou explores in particular Aeschylus's Eumenides, Euripides's Heraclidae, and Sophocles's Oedipus at Colonus with a brief mention also of the Suppliants of Aeschylus and of Euripides, respectively.
With Turnage's typically muscular fusion of classical and jazz influences - and a hard-hitting libretto adapted from Steven Berkoff's verse play of the same name - the opera is a version of the Oedipus story, relocated to the East End of London.
Such was the thinking behind the new Dallas Theater Center Book Club, which will prepare patrons for an especially literary season with readings of Oedipus the King by Sophocles, to be read in conjunction with DTC's production of Luis Alfaro's contemporary Chicano take on the tale, Oedipus el Rey; "A Scandal in Bohemia" from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which ties into a new Steven Dietz adaptation of an 1899 play by Doyle and actor William Gillette, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, to be directed by DTC artistic director and Holmes nemesis namesake Kevin Moriarty (April 25--May 25); and Victor Hugo's Les Misembks, to correspond with a new DTC revival of the '80s musical (June 27--Aug.
ABRAHAM and Oedipus stand as the exemplars of their respective cultures.