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Theseus Sightings

  • Hippolytus by Euripides 480BC

    In this tragedy, Theseus makes a major boo boo when he believes Phaedra's accusations about his son, Hippolytus. Oops.

  • Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles 406BC

    The king of Athens shows he's got a little heart when he allows poor bedraggled Oedipus a quiet place to die in this tragic play.

  • The Metamorphoses by Ovid 2

    Theseus makes a name for himself by kicking some Minotaur tail in Book 8 of Ovid's classic collection of poems.

  • The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer 1300 - 1400

    In this medieval classic, two love-struck knights cause Theseus a ton of trouble.

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare 1595

    Shakespeare's popular comedy tells the story of young lovers who run into trouble with some fairies the night before Theseus and Hippolyta get married.

  • Two Nobel Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher 1634

    Shakespeare's romantic riff on Chaucer's "Knights Tale"—Theseus and Hippolyta included.

  • Phaedra by Jean Baptiste Racine 1677

    The tragedy of Phaedra's unfortunate crush is played out for your entertainment in this play by Racine.

  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1996

    Heracles gives a young Theseus some lessons in heroism in this not-to-be-missed TV series.

  • God of War II 2007

    Kratos vs. Theseus: who will win? We guess it just depends on how good you are at video games.

  • Immortals 2011

    Check out this big-budget Hollywood riff on Greek mythology, and look forward to tons of Theseus action and some pretty tight battle scenes.

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