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Oedipus The King 1986 Sophocles Greek Tragedy DVD, Download, USB Drive

Oedipus The King 1986 Sophocles Greek Tragedy DVD, Download, USB Drive
Oedipus The King 1986 Sophocles Greek Tragedy DVD, Download, USB Drive
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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, John Shrapnel As Creon And Sir John Gielgud As The Blind Prophet Teiresias! *Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1 Hour 51 Minutes) #OedipusTyrannus #OedipusRex #OedipusTheKing #Sophocles #Oedipus #ThebanPlays #GreekPlays #Tragedies #GreekTragedies #GreekMythology #AncientGreece #DonTaylor #MichaelPennington #Claire Bloom #JohnShrapnel #JohnGielgud #Teiresias #Stage #Theater #Theatre #Plays #Mythology #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive

When the city of Thebes is besieged by plague, King 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


Oedipus Rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus Tyrannus, or Oedipus the King, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed around 429 BC. Originally, to the ancient Greeks, the title was simply Oedipus, as it is referred to by Aristotle in the Poetics. It is thought to have been renamed Oedipus Tyrannus to distinguish it from another of Sophocles's plays, Oedipus at Colonus. In antiquity, the term "tyrant" referred to a ruler with no legitimate claim to rule, but it did not necessarily have a negative connotation. Of Sophocles' three Theban plays that have survived, and that deal with the story of Oedipus, Oedipus Rex was the second to be written. However, in terms of the chronology of events that the plays describe, it comes first, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Prior to the start of Oedipus Rex, Oedipus has become the king of Thebes while unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father, Laius (the previous king), and marry his mother, Jocasta (whom Oedipus took as his queen after solving the riddle of the Sphinx). The action of Sophocles's play concerns Oedipus's search for the murderer of Laius in order to end a plague ravaging Thebes, unaware that the killer he is looking for is none other than himself. At the end of the play, after the truth finally comes to light, Jocasta hangs herself while Oedipus, horrified at his patricide and incest, proceeds to gouge out his own eyes in despair. In his Poetics, Aristotle refers several times to the play in order to exemplify aspects of the genre.