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Oedipus Rex

Author: W B YeatsTyrone GuthrieLeonid KipnisDouglas CampbellEleanor StuartAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2002]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival Players, speaking through Greek masks, present the tragedy of Oedipus, who, having unwittingly slain his father and unknowingly married his mother, is driven by the plague that has swept through his kingdom to track down the evildoer who has polluted his land and its people.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
Tragedies
Named Person: Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: W B Yeats; Tyrone Guthrie; Leonid Kipnis; Douglas Campbell; Eleanor Stuart; Douglas Rain; Robert Goodier; William Hutt; Donald Davis; Tony Van Bridge; Eric House; Gertrude Tyas; Naomi Cameron; Barbara Franklin; Louis Applebaum; Cedric Thorpe Davie; Roger Barlow; Richard C Meyer; Sophocles.; Image Entertainment (Firm),
OCLC Number: 50188710
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
Credits: Photography, Roger Barlow ; film editor, Richard C. Meyer ; music composed and conducted by Louis Applebaum ; music for chorus, Cedric Thorpe Davie ; masks, Tania Moisewitsch, Jacqueline Cundall.
Cast: Douglas Campbell (Oedipus), Eleanor Stuart (Jocasta), Robert Goodier (Creon), William Hutt (Chorus Leader), Donald Davis (Tirasias), Douglas Rain (Messenger), Tony van Bridge (Man from Corinth), Eric House (Shepherd/Old Priest), Gertrude Tyas (Nurse), Naomi Cameron (Ismene), Barbara Franklin (Antigone).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital mono, widescreen presentation, original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Contents: An introduction to Oedipus --
Praise the king --
A proclamation --
The prophecy of Tiresias --
Creon, traitor or friend? --
Rage against Laius --
Good news --
No son of Polybus --
The herdsman --
"Most miserable of all men" --
Misfortune and pity.
Other Titles: Oedipus Rex (Motion picture : 1957)
Sophocles' Oedipus Rex
Responsibility: by Sophocles in a version by William Butler Yeats ; a Stratford Shakespearean Festival Foundation of Canada production ; directed by Tyrone Guthrie ; produced by Leonid Kipnis.

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The Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival Players, speaking through Greek masks, present the tragedy of Oedipus, who, having unwittingly slain his father and unknowingly married his mother, is driven by the plague that has swept through his kingdom to track down the evildoer who has polluted his land and its people.

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