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Oedipus the King

Author: Don TaylorMichael PenningtonJohn GielgudClaire BloomSophocles.All authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©1986.
Series: Core curriculum video libraries (Cambridge educational (Firm)); Core curriculum video library., Language and arts.; Sophocles (New York, N.Y.); Theban plays.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sophocles often won the leading prize at the Dionysia, the principal dramatic festival of Athens; but Oedipus the King was a runner-up, winner of the second prize. Posterity, however, considers the play second to none. 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. With Michael Pennington, John Gielgud, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Videorecording
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Bioscope (Firm), 1986
Named Person: Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure); Oedipus, (Greek mythological figure)
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Don Taylor; Michael Pennington; John Gielgud; Claire Bloom; Sophocles.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Bioscope (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 707964416
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.
Credits: Camera supervisor, John Dailley ; designer, David Myerscough-Jones ; videotape editor, Dave Hambelton ; music, Derek Bourgeois ; classical adviser, Geoffrey Lewis.
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: 1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Gathering at the Palace (4:01) --
Thebans' Plea to Oedipus (4:28) --
Oedipus Addresses the Thebans (4:50) --
Prayer of the Council (6:05) --
Oedipus Addresses the Council (4:27) --
Tiresias the Astrologer (3:56) --
Oedipus is Guilty (3:31) --
Curse of Tiresias (3:42) --
Pride of Oedipus (3:16) --
Creon Protests (3:18) --
Oedipus Faces Creon (4:41) --
Jocasta Responds (3:05) --
Jocasta's Pronouncement (2:31) --
Oedipus' Realization (2:48) --
Oedipus' Confession (3:58) --
Jocasta's Denial (3:59) --
Jocasta's Plea (2:06) --
Good News for Oedipus (3:03) --
Oedipus Fears His Mother (5:04) --
Jocasta's Horror (2:06) --
Oedipus' Determination (4:34) --
Shepherd's Story (4:58) --
Ruin of Oedipus (3:13) --
Horrors in the Palace (4:43) --
Blind Oedipus (3:23) --
Madness and Pain (3:31) --
Devastation and Degradation (4:57) --
Creon Takes Charge (2:27) --
Oedipus Begs for Banishment (3:15) --
Oedipus and His Daughters (3:34) --
No Longer King (5:53) --
testing (0:05) --
Tiresias (0:36) --
Creon's Sample (0:14) --
epode (9:27).
Series Title: Core curriculum video libraries (Cambridge educational (Firm)); Core curriculum video library., Language and arts.; Sophocles (New York, N.Y.); 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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Sophocles often won the leading prize at the Dionysia, the principal dramatic festival of Athens; but Oedipus the King was a runner-up, winner of the second prize. Posterity, however, considers the play second to none. 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. With Michael Pennington, John Gielgud, and Claire Bloom.

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