Oedipus Rex

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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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He recently served as the assistant director for "A Doll's House" and performed as a member of the Chorus in "Oedipus Rex," Peter Quince in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and a Kit Kat Boy in "Cabaret," all at CLC.
Dawe, ed., Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 202.
and Oedipus in Oedipus Rex, to which I will return shortly.
Instead of the Venetians and Ottomans of the White Castle, it is Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and the Iranian poet Ferdowsi's Rostam and Sohrab that are gazing at each other, negotiating deep-seated fears about patriarchy in the East and West.
'Comedia Awdeeb' is a satirical adaptation of the Greek tragedy 'Oedipus Rex' written by Sophocles.
The Guild Hall production is directed by Phil Speary who directed Oedipus Rex at WSR Signature Theatre and The Subject Was Roses at Guild Hall last season.
In her show, she will tell true stories about everything from Tony Blair to Oedipus Rex - plus a load of stories that don't sound true at all about Jason Donovan, Henry the Hoover and when God took over the tannoy at Sainsbury's.
In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Jocasta attempts to calm Oedipus' fears regarding the oracles made about himself and the previous king of Thebes, stating firmly that 'Chance rules mortal lives, / And nothing of the future is clear' (977-978), blatantly denying the sole authority of the gods over the affairs of mortals.
She tackles canonical works -- stories whose sources range anywhere from the Bible to the Odyssey, Oedipus Rex, and Twelfth Night.
Professor Habib deftly led a lively discussion of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Plato's Republic, keying in on the timeless ideas of merit, responsibility, integrity, equality, and control in these classic works.
The work also dips heavily into the realms of existentialism, Freudian theory and the tale of Oedipus Rex. Shon closes with a comparison of 19th and 20th century parricides.
Certainly the Oedipus Rex is a play about the blindness of man and the desperate insecurity of the human condition: in a sense every man must grope in the dark as Oedipus gropes, not knowing who he is or what he has to suffer; we all live in a world of appearances which hides from us who-knows-what dreadful reality.
The evening ended by a performance of the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex, presented by the third-year students at Napa.
The Sam Shepard season will also include screenings of Oedipus Rex, Don't Come Knocking, Fool For Love and Blackthorn.