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Sophocles (496–406)

Versatile Greek poet and tragic dramatist. He was the son of Sophilus, a wealthy arms manufacturer. Sophocles studied tragedy under Aeschylus, whom he subsequently defeated in the dramatic festival of 468 BC, thus gaining his first victory at these competitions. He became a general under Nicias and after the failure of the Athenian expedition to ... See full bio »

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(age 90)

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Hercules Unchained
(1959)
Antigone
Antigone Writer
(1961)
Oedipo alcalde
(1996)
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Writer
(1957)

Filmography

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 2015 Antígona (Short) (written by)
 2015 Antigone at the Barbican (TV Movie)
 2011 Antigone and Polyneices (Short) (characters)
 2011 Antigone
 2011 Antigoné
 2010/II Elektra (TV Movie) (after)
 2005 Hercules (TV Movie) (play "Les Trachinienne" - as Sophocle)
 2002 Ley de Thelema (Short) (story)
 2001 L'origine du monde (play "Oedipus Rex")
 1996 Oedipo alcalde (play "Oedipus Rex")
 1994 Elektra (TV Movie) (play)
 1974-1993 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Oedipus Rex (1993) ... (play)
- Antigone (1974) ... (play)
 1990 Antigone/Rites of Passion (plays "Oedipus at Colonus" and "Antigone")
 1989 Elektra (TV Movie) (after)
 1987 Électre (TV Movie) (play)
 1987 Elettra (play)
 1986 The Theban Plays by Sophocles (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Theban Plays: Antigone (1986) ... (play)
- Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus (1986) ... (play)
- Theban Plays: Oedipus the King (1986) ... (play)
 1984 Oedipus Rex (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 El mito de Edipo Rey (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 Électre (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (after - 1 episode)
- Elektra (1980) ... (after - uncredited)
 1980 Antigoni (TV Movie) (original play)
 1979 Atreides (TV Movie) (excerpts)
 1977 Drama (TV Series) (play "Oedipus Rex" - 1 episode)
- Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles (1977) ... (play "Oedipus Rex")
 1974 Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
  BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1974) (play "Oedipus Rex" - 1 episode, 1972)
- Electra (1974) ... (writer)
- King Oedipus (1972) ... (play "Oedipus Rex")
 1973/I Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1973/II Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Oedipus Rex (Short) (play)
 1971 Aminata (play 'Antigone')
 1971 Heritage (TV Series) (play)
 1966-1971 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Edipo en Colona (1971)
- Edipo Rey (1969)
- Electra (1966)
 1971 Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Elektra (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 The Year of the Cannibals (play "Antigone" - uncredited)
 1968 Az élö Antigoné (TV Movie)
 1968 Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Oedipus the King (play)
 1967 König Ödipus (TV Movie) (play "Oedipus tyrannos")
 1967 Philoktet (TV Movie) (play "Philoktet" - as Sophokles)
 1966 Elektra (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Antigone (TV Movie) (original play)
 1964 Gran teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Antigona II (1964)
 1964 Gran teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Electra (1964)
 1963 König Ödipus (TV Movie)
 1963 Elektra (TV Movie) (by)
 1962 Electra (TV Movie) (story)
 1962/I Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Oidipus (TV Movie) (play - as Sofokles)
 1962/II Ilektra (play)
 1962 Antigone (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1962)
- Episode #1.2 (1962)
- Episode #1.1 (1962)
 1962 Elektra (TV Movie)
 1961 Philoctetes (TV Mini-Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Part 1 (1961) ... (play)
- Part 2 (1961) ... (play)
 1961 Antigone (play)
 1961 Drama Into Opera: Oedipus Rex (TV Movie) (play "Oedipus Rex")
 1960 Los acosados (TV Movie)
 1960 Die Kraft und die Herrlichkeit (TV Movie) (play "Antigone")
 1960 Electra (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Electra (1959)
- Electra (1959)
 1959 Hercules Unchained (story based on: play "Aedipus at Colonus")
 1958/I Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Oedipus Rex (play)
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Antigone (1956) ... (play)
 1911 Oedipus Rex (play)
 1910 Oedipus Rex (Short)
 1910 Oedipus Rex (play)

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His play, "Oedipus Rex," was performed in an American Conservatory Theatre production at the Geary and Marine Memorial Theatres in San Francisco, California. William Ball was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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