Oedipus

Sophocles
Translated by Frank McGuinness
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571242238
Date Published
16.10.2008
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Summary

God is on fire – his fever is plague.
All that was sweet is spilt and gone
.

The people of Thebes look to Oedipus to lift a terrible curse from them and their city. He consults the oracle and learns that he must root out the late king’s murderer. But his relentless interrogation of one man after another leads inexorably, and in the space of a single day, to his own savage conclusion.

You are who you are seeking to find.

Frank McGuinness’s version of Sophocles’ Oedipus premiered at the National Theatre, London, in October 2008.

Sophocles

Sophocles (496-406 bc) is believed to have written well over one hundred plays, of which only seven survive: Women of Trachis, Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.

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