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Oedipus Rex

Full-cast dramatization of Oedipus the King, the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. Featuring Douglas Campbell, Eric House and Robert Goodier.
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Full-cast dramatization of Oedipus the King, the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. Featuring Douglas Campbell, Eric House and Robert Goodier.

©2009 Saland Publishing; (P)2009 Saland Publishing

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    wlthlla 05-20-12
    wlthlla 05-20-12
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    What did you like best about Oedipus Rex? What did you like least?

    The actors did try to spice up their characters. More dramatization for me please.


    What other book might you compare Oedipus Rex to and why?

    Julius Caesar


    Did Douglas Campbell do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yes, by changing his voice to suit


    Do you think Oedipus Rex needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. To know how he and his daughters made out.


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    Tad Davis 02-09-11
    Tad Davis 02-09-11
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    "Haunting and beautiful"

    This is a mysterious and haunting audio version. It's basically the soundtrack of a stage production that was done in a highly stylized form some 50 years ago: the actors wore masks and spoke in an "elevated" way, sometimes emphasizing the verse (I believe the translation is by W.B. Yeats), sometimes trailing off into a wail of pain. You can almost imagine you're sitting in one of the great stone amphitheaters of ancient Greece. The tone of it takes some getting used to, but if you let it take hold of you, it's compelling and moving. The closing music, for me, sums up the somber, exalted mood of Greek tragedy better than anything else I've heard.

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