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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Following a preface (ix-xiii), this volume includes essays by the authors and new translations of the title plays: "Greek Theatre in the "time of Sophokles" (1-20); "Oedipus the King: 'Handling Trouble and Confronting Gods'" (21-34); Oedipus the King (35-84); "Oedipus at Kolonos.
However, despite the direct references and obvious parallels to the ancient forerunner, it should be noted that The Darker Face of the Earth stands on its own without Oedipus the King. That is to say, unlike some transliterations of Greek drama, it is not a simple retelling in modern dress, nor is it principally "about" Oedipus.
It will be followed by Sophocles' "Oedipus the King," adapted by Adrienne Kennedy and directed by Jonathan Wilson (Jan.
Only seven of Sophocles' tragedies--Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian Women, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus--survive in their entirety, along with a fragment of Trackers, a satyr play, numerous fragments of other plays now lost, and 90 titles.
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Hamlet by the wise man William Shakespeare, [eth]n[eth]A Kouti me tin Kampyli by Nicos Hadzopoulos.
The Theban plays; Oedipus the king, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone.
This device, which is found in such plays as Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Sophocles' Oedipus the King, is frequently used as a means to show characters in vigorous contention or to heighten the emotional intensity of a scene.
Entering the bank lobby in Philadelphia's Packard Building, the Wilma Theater's inspired off-site venue for its current production of Oedipus the King (running through May 1), is like entering the Parthenon--the scale and proportions of the architecture collude to produce a sense of awe that is both inspiring and humbling.
Tuesday sees director Panayiotis Larkou take a brand new approach to Sophocles' classic, Oedipus the King, in the Panos Solomonides Cultural Centre in Limassol.
The play's common title, Oedipus the King or Oedipus Rex, is somewhat of a misnomer, since the word "king" (basileus in Greek, rex in Latin) refers to a person who rules by hereditary right.
As part of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, Theatro Dentro presents Oedipus the King, by Sophocles.
Before moving on to the episteme of the Government of the Living, we must consider the bridging study of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex (its popular Latin title, being Oedipus the King in English or Oidipous Turannos in Greek).
Dodds states the case more fully for Oedipus the King, supporting the notion that the overall view of reality in the tragedy, especially as expressed by its conclusion, is one of non-assurance more than assurance:
As a young man, Washington once caught James Earl Jones star in "Oedipus the King'' uptown and then sneaked into Jones' dressing room, where he hung out as the older actor greeted well-wishers.
The collection opens with Mahon's version of Sophocles' Theban plays, which fluidly conflates Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus.