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Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King


by Sophocles

Oedipus the King Resources

Movie or TV Productions

Oedipus the King (1968)

This movie stars Christopher Plummer (Captain Von Trapp from The Sound of Music) as Oedipus, Orson Welles as Teiresias, and Donald Sutherland as the leader of the Chorus.


Oedipus Performed By Veggies
A totally awesome, polished, and downright GOOD rendition of Oedipus in eight minutes performed by vegetables with kitchen supplies as weapons. Oedipus is a potato. This is a must see.


Ancient Greek Art

Oedipus chillin’ with the Sphinx.

Theater Masks

Ancient Greek actors performed in masks. Check out this collection of images of ancient Greek and Roman theater masks.


Free E-Book of the Oedipus Plays

This is the Francis Storr translation quoted by Shmoop.

"Teiresias, the seer of Oedipus the King"

Learn about how Sophocles's version of Teiresias differed from the Roman playwright Seneca's version. (PDF)

The British Museum

The British Museum has a mini-site with info on ancient Greek theater.

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