The first drama in the Oedipus Trilogy, "Oedipus Rex", is the tragic tale of Oedipus who has accidentally killed his father and married his mother. One of the most widely read of all Greek tragedies, "Oedipus Rex", stands as one of not only the greatest dramas from classical antiquity but as one... show more
The first drama in the Oedipus Trilogy, "Oedipus Rex", is the tragic tale of Oedipus who has accidentally killed his father and married his mother. One of the most widely read of all Greek tragedies, "Oedipus Rex", stands as one of not only the greatest dramas from classical antiquity but as one of the greatest dramas of all time. Its influence on literature and theatre cannot be overstated and it is as compelling today as when it was first performed.
Publish date: January 1st 2005
Pages no: 84
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Read For School
, High School
Series: The Theban Plays (#1)
This play is so messed up that a part of me says that it has to be based on true events. It is sort of like one of the arguments that people use regarding the authenticity of the Bible: every character (with the exception of Jesus Christ) is so flawed that one cannot consider that the stories have b...
Read this in high school. Was too disturbed by the content to really enjoy it. It was definitely interesting but not something I'd ever choose to read again.
I have a wonderful translation of Oedipus Rex that is readable and understandable. I loved both the story and the way it was translated into a spell-bounding drama. Oedipus is the king of Thebes, a great and wise ruler. However, his parentage is unknown. When Thebes begins to suffer famine, the o...
This wasn't as long as I thought it was. I got this audiobook from the library and listened to it with the Overdrive software. It was only 2 parts, both of which were about one hour long. The second part only had about 20 min of book audio and the rest was the production info (which I didn't listen ...
Greek drama was considerably shorter than later theatre. Oedipus Rex is about the moment where Oedipus comes to discover his dreadful story. The tragedy is that his desire for knowledge causes him to discover that he has fulfilled the prophecy that he will murder his father and marry his mother. ...