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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Lot 49 does not, therefore, re-tell the entire myth of Oedipus, but rather loosely follows the major action of Sophocles's Oedipus the King.
Of the original production of Oedipus the King, which apparently took place in Athens in 427 BCE, we know next to nothing.
Whether recounting the distant past or rapidly evolving in the present, Oedipus the King remains a tragedy of belief, even as the conditions of that belief change over time.
This view is also brought out by the one passage in which he refers to Oedipus the King.
Time after time, my main obstacle in teaching Sophocles's Oedipus the King was my students' pre-packaged conviction that the play was only a drama of fate with perhaps a dash of hubris.
This article traces the gradual development of a Greek presence in the modern Yiddish theater through a case study of the various permutations of two ancient Greek tragedies that best exemplify this model of maternal centrality--Medea and Oedipus the King.
A modo de advertencia, Macintosh aclara que llamara a la obra de Sofocles como Oedipus Tyrannus, en oposicion al modo del siglo diecinueve, Oedipus the King.
Buried Child draws not only on the parable of the Prodigal Son, but also on agricultural myth similar to that found in Oedipus the King (ca.
In either order the center is occupied by Oedipus the King, the play Aristotle regarded as the exemplary tragedy, the play most often mentioned in his Poetics.
FRINGE: Greek tragedy in Oedipus the King by Sophocles.
Whether it be Oedipus the King, or Eddie, a humble New York dock-worker in the 1940s, the condition for tragedy is always the same.
The Sophocles trilogy of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone are some of the earliest plays ever written and tackle murdering royals, civil war, self-mutilation and forbidden passion.
And in 2000, he played Oedipus in a production of Sophocles's Oedipus the King at Southwest Missouri State University.
Teiresias informs Oedipus the King, "You are the land's
Oedipus the King believed that he could simply discover who killed Laius and mete out appropriate justice.