Oedipus the King
...ancient Athenians) to see a new dramatic production by the great Sophocles, Oedipus the King. Second of Sophocles’ three Theban plays, Oedipus the King can best be regarded as the Greek tragedy par excellence. It was, in fact, a wonderful experience for all of us, living in Ancient Athens in about 430 BC, and the play deals with the story of Oedipus, a stranger to Thebes, who kills King Laius and becomes the king of the city. He marries Jocasta, the widowed queen, and gets several children in their happy married life. Later, when a terrible drought and famine comes upon... Oedipus the King It was a memorable day in my life yesterday, as I was fortunate enough to join a group of my friends (who are...