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Oedipus the King [videorecording] / by Sophocles ; a new translation by Don Taylor ; producer, Louis Marks ; directed by Don Taylor ; a BBC TV co-production in association with Bioscope Inc
Alternate Title Oedipus the King
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2004]
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PA4414.O7 T3711 2004    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Greek drama (Tragedy)
Oedipus (Greek mythology) -- Drama
Physical Description 1 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Cast Michael Pennington (Oedipus), Cyril Cusack (Priest), John Shrapnel (Creon), John Gielgud (Teiresias), Claire Bloom (Jocasta), Norman Rodway (Corinthian messenger), David Waller (Shepherd), Gerard Murphy (Messenger)
Credits Camera supervisor, John Dailley ; videotape editor, Dave Hambelton ; classical adviser, Geoffrey Lewis; music composed and conducted by Derek Bourgeois played by the Endymion Ensemble
Note Originally produced for BBC Television in 1986
Summary Sophocles often won the leading prize at the Dionysia, the principal dramatic festival of Athens; but Oedipus the King was a runner-up, winner of the second prize. Posterity, however, considers the play second to none. This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man who-out of stubborn pride-must know the truth at all costs. It is the first of the three plays in the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone
Series Sophocles. Selections. English. 2004
Sophocles : the Theban plays (Princeton, N.J.)
Alternate Author Marks, Louis
Taylor, Don, 1936-2003
Pennington, Michael, 1943-
Cusack, Cyril, 1910-1993
Shrapnel, John
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000
Bloom, Claire, 1931-
Sophocles. Oedipus Rex. English
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
Bioscope (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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