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Oedipus the King [videorecording] / Sophocles ; a new translation by Don Taylor ; a BBC TV co-production in association with Bioscope Inc
DVDs DVDs | Films for the Humanities & Sciences | c2004
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 882 S712.oe)
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Imprint
Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2004.
Descript
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series
The Theban plays
System Det
DVD.
Note
DVD release of a 1986 BBC television production.
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) ; Endymion Ensemble.
Credits
Producer, Louis Marks ; director, Don Taylor ; classical adviser, Geoffrey Lewis.
Summary
The play tells the beginning of the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone. Oedipus the King recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs.
Local Note
RB, 6-06
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Oedipus the King (Television production : 1986)
Oedipus Rex.
Music #
1318 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
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