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Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Bioscope (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©1986.
Series: Sophocles (New York, N.Y.); Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bearer of an almost unspeakable, immutable fate, Oedipus yet feels himself a man chosen-that is, favored-by the gods. Now an old man, blind and outcast, Oedipus wanders through Greece guided by his daughter Antigone until he comes to Colonus, where he knows he will die. Protected by the ruler of Thebes against the armies of Creon who have come in pursuit, he curses his son Polynices for indifference and ingratitude.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Bioscope (Firm), 1986
Named Person: Sophocles.; Sophocles.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Bioscope (Firm)
OCLC Number: 707964423
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
Title from distributor's description.
Description: 1 streaming video file (132 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Oedipus at the Grove of Eumenides (4:24) --
Oedipus and Antigone Meet a Stranger (3:35) --
Apollo's Prophesy and the Chorus (4:18) --
Oedipus Reveals Himself to Chorus (6:22) --
Oedipus' Explanation (5:33) --
Ismene's News About Her Brothers (4:33) --
New Oracles of the Gods (4:42) --
Chorus: Advice to Oedipus (2:39) --
Oedipus Tells His Tale of Suffering (2:32) --
Theseus Offers Oedipus Sanctuary (3:58) --
Oedipus Remains at Colonus (4:13) --
Chorus: Prayer to Athena (2:49) --
Creon Arrives with Soldiers (3:03) --
Oedipus Curses Creon (5:48) --
Theseus Confronts Creon (5:32) --
Oedipus Shames Creon (6:21) --
Chorus Retells the Battle and Rescue (3:58) --
Oedipus' Gratitude; Theseus' Request (6:14) --
Chorus: The Torments of Old Age (2:21) --
Polyneices Arrives (3:39) --
Polyneices Tells His Tale (4:17) --
Oedipus Curses Polyneices (4:49) --
Polyneices' Last Request (3:37) --
Symbols of Oedipus' Impending Death (3:04) --
Oedipus Bids Farewell to Theseus (6:06) --
Chorus: Prayer for Safe Passage (2:08) --
Oedipus' Final Request (5:33) --
Death of Oedipus (2:53) --
Antigone and Ismene Grieve (5:24) --
Theseus' Oath (4:47).
Series Title: Sophocles (New York, N.Y.); Films on Demand.
Responsibility: Bioscope (Firm).

Abstract:

Bearer of an almost unspeakable, immutable fate, Oedipus yet feels himself a man chosen-that is, favored-by the gods. Now an old man, blind and outcast, Oedipus wanders through Greece guided by his daughter Antigone until he comes to Colonus, where he knows he will die. Protected by the ruler of Thebes against the armies of Creon who have come in pursuit, he curses his son Polynices for indifference and ingratitude. Oedipus in this play is old and rails against the indignities of old age. Sophocles, nearly 90 at the time of its composition, apparently wrote the play to prove he was of sound mind; his son, it seems, was trying to claim Sophocles' estate by accusing his father of senility. With Anthony Quayle as Oedipus, John Shrapnel as Creon, Juliet Stevenson as Antigone, and Kenneth Haigh as Polynices.

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