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Oedipus the King

Author: Louis MarksDon TaylorMichael PenningtonJohn GielgudClaire BloomAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2004.
Series: Theban plays.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The play tells the beginning of the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone. Oedipus the King recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs.
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Drama
Named Person: Sophocles; Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Marks; Don Taylor; Michael Pennington; John Gielgud; Claire Bloom; Sophocles.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Bioscope (Firm); Endymion Ensemble.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 55655632
Notes: "FFH 1318."
DVD release of a 1986 production.
Credits: Camera supervisor, John Dailley ; production design, David Myerscough-Jones ; videotape editor, Dave Hambelton ; music, Derek Bourgeois ; classical adviser, Geoffrey Lewis ; costume design, Jane Hudson.
Cast: Michael Pennington (Oedipus), Cyril Cusack (Priest), John Shrapnel (Creon), John Gielgud (Teiresias), Claire Bloom (Jocasta), Norman Rodway (Corinthian messenger), David Waller (Shepherd), Gerard Murphy (Messenger) ; Endymion Ensemble.
Description: 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Theban plays.
Other Titles: Oedipus Rex.
Oedipus the King (Television production : 1986)
Sophocles, the Theban plays
Responsibility: by Sophocles ; a new translation by Don Taylor ; a BBC TV co-production in association with Bioscope Inc. ; producer, Louis Marks ; directed by Don Taylor.

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The play tells the beginning of the Oedipus saga, setting the stage and creating the characters who will continue the story to its conclusion in Antigone. Oedipus the King recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man, who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs.

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