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Oedipus Sightings

  • Antigone by Sophocles 440BC

    It might be the last of Sophocles' Oedipus plays chronologically in terms of plot, but it's the first one Sophocles wrote; check out what happens to Antigone after her daddy dies. (Hint: it isn't a happy ending.)

  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles 430BC

    This is the best play ever... according to Aristotle and a whole bunch of other folks. (We have to say, we think it's pretty awesome, too.)

  • Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles 401BC

    Oedipus dies in this tragedy. Womp womp.

  • Oedipus by Seneca 1 - 100

    The big deal Roman playwright puts his spin on Oedipus' story. (It doesn't get any happier, that's for sure.)

  • The Metamorphoses by Ovid 2

    In this famous collection of mythological poems, Ovid tells us all about how Oedipus saved Thebes by solving the riddle of the Sphinx. (Whoa, somebody actually chose to write about the good stuff he did?)

  • Oedipus el Rey by Luis Alfaro 2010

    This modern Chicano riff on the Oedipus story is set in an L.A. barrio.

  • These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney 2012

    Oedipus kicks off this modernized marathon of all of Sophocles' extant plays.

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