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Oedipus The King (1986) Sophocles Greek Tragedy DVD

Oedipus The King (1986) Sophocles Greek Tragedy DVD
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Sophocles’ Great Theban Morality Play! A Man Who Would Be King Were It Not For The Obscured Baseness Plunges Himself And The City Of Thebes He Rules Into The Abyss -- Starring Michael Pennington As King Oedipus, Claire Bloom As Jocasta And Sir John Gielgud As The Blind Prophet Teiresias!

When the city of Thebes is besieged by plague, Kind Oedipus sends his brother-in-law Creon to the Oracle of Delphi to discover the cause and cure. The divination brought back is that the murderer of Thebes' former King Laius has never been caught, and he must be in order for the plague to end. King Oedipus publicly vows to find the murderer, and the curse he lays upon him for the plague that he has caused sets in motion tragedy on the highest level, and dramatizes the dark and the light of the grand human struggle between high purpose and base reality. Adapted from Euripides by Don Taylor, as performed by a stellar cast familiar to fans of British television theater in 1986.

Direction:
Don Taylor

Writing:
Sophocles (Play), Don Taylor (Translation)

Cast:
Michael Pennington ... Oedipus Rex
Claire Bloom ... Jocasta
John Gielgud ... Teiresias
John Shrapnel ... Creon
Michael Byrne ... Chorus
Cyril Cusack ... Priest
Ernest Clark ... Chorus
David Collings ... Chorus
Donald Eccles ... Chorus
Robert Eddison ... Chorus
Edward Hardwicke ... Chorus
Denys Hawthorne ... Chorus
Noel Johnson ... Chorus
Clifford Rose ... Chorus
Alan Rowe ... Chorus
Nigel Stock ... Chorus
John Woodnutt ... Chorus
Norman Rodway ... Corinthian Messenger
David Waller ... Shepherd
Gerard Murphy ... Messenger
Cassie Shilling ... Antigone
Kelly Huntley ... Ismene

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