Theban Plays: Oedipus At Colonus (BBC film adaptation)

DOI: 10.5040/9781350997608.01

Duration: 2:11:01

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Sophocles' Theban plays – Oedipus Tyrannos, Oedipus at Colonos and Antigone – stand at the fountainhead of world drama; they tell the story of Oedipus, Jocasta and Antigone, and the ancient Greek theme of power, both mortal and godlike is brought to the fore with stunning vitality. Oedipus at Colonos is the middle play in the trilogy. In the aftermath of the events in Thebes, the blinded Oedipus is led to Colonos by his daughter Antigone and his tragic fate is completed.


Director: Don Taylor; Producer: Louis Marks. Starring: Michael Pennington, John Gielgud, Cyril Cusack, Claire Bloom, Anthony Quayle.

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From Theban Plays: Oedipus At Colonus


BBC Video


ISBN: 9781350997608

Series: BBC Drama Films and Documentaries