Oedipus Rex*

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Oedipus Rex*

  • 1956 ----- color ----- 88 min ----- vhs
  • (A Stratford Shakespearean Festival Foundation of Canada Production of the play by Sophocles in a version by William Butler Yeats, directed by Tyrone Guthrie; with Douglas Campbell, Eleanor Stuart, Douglas Rain) This version of the classic Greek tragedy is performed by actors wearing masks, as the Greeks performed it in Sophocles' time. The story of Oedipus' gradual discovery of his primal crime, killing his father and marrying mother, is the kernel myth of some of the masterpieces of Western literature and a central element in Freudian psychology. (Restricted to classroom use only)
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