Photo Barbara Arnello's Queen Jocasta and Rich Scheirmann as Oedipus Rex
deliver haunting performances.
The story of Oedipus was told also by Seneca in his tragedy Oedipus and by Jean Cocteau in his play The Infernal Machine and in his libretto for Stravinsky 's opera Oedipus Rex
The devastation Oedipus Rex
is able to wreak on the audience hinges on the drastic nature of Oedipus's disintegration: To see a trusted, confident king reduced to a hysterical, bloodied wretch is what makes the play's conclusion such a gut-punch.
For prominent Chicago-based director Frank Galati (who has commandeered such memorable productions as The Grapes of Wrath and the musical Ragtime), the path leading to Freud began with an invitation from artistic head Libby Appel to direct Sophocles' Oedipus Rex
These are the designs once used at Birmingham Rep some years ago, when Jason Donovan brought an air of Greek tragedy to the proceedings and, as Frank 'n' Furter, gave an air of Oedipus Rex
to his dying moments.
DUBROVNIK, Croatia--Novelist Thomas Wolfe said that you can't go home again, but Yugoslavian-born choreographer Vassili Sulich proves him wrong by returning to his roots when the Dubrovnik Festival and Croatian National Theatre coproduce his choreodrama Oedipus Rex
Now more than ever, technologies such as VCRs and remote controls allow individuals to create their own viewing contexts: We channel-surf, flicking between dozens of stations, switching between a ball game and a performance of Oedipus Rex
He still works with L'Opera de Montreal--he did his first Don Jose for the company's Carmen in May, and he'll sing the title role in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex
for OdeM next season.
STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex
, BRUCKNER Te Deum (Urania) Actually, this is not the title of this bizarre release, which is officially headed 'Karajan dirige Stravinsky e Bruckner'.
Her creativity in this new form has been prodigious: nine solo dances (another in progress); twelve ensemble dance-dramas based on Native American oral tradition; six modern dance works; and choreography for eight plays, including a Native American interpretation of Oedipus Rex
You have Shakespeare and you have Sophocles--what are we going to do, lose Oedipus Rex
if someone pokes an eye out?
Bass Philip Ens sings in Don Giovanni and Oedipus Rex
, the latter as part of a Stravinsky triple bill.
The prestigious George Jean Nathan Award, which honors the best piece of dramatic criticism annually, went this year to Daniel Mendelsohn for his two articles "When Not in Greece," about Shepard Sobel's Iphigeneia at Aulis at New York's Pearl Theatre Company and Tadashi Suzuki's Oedipus Rex
at the Japan Society, and "The Greek Way," about Charles L.
The National Theatre of Greece's striking production of Oedipus Rex
christens an eight-year restoration of the Colosseum which included the replacement of part of the arena's long-missing floor.
With the cheers of the British press still metaphorically ringing in everyone's ears, the Canadian Opera Company brought its vintage 1997 Stravinsky double bill of Oedipus Rex
and Symphony of Psalms back to its home base, Toronto's Hummingbird Centre, for a season-opening run.