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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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 2021 Atlantis (inspired by)
 2021 Teatr Polskiego Radia (TV Series) (author - 1 episode)
- Edyp w Kolonos (2021) ... (author - as Sofokles)
 2021 Ihneftes (TV Movie) (play: Ichneutae)
 2020 Elektra (TV Movie) (play)
 2019 Antigone: Ode to Man (Short)
 2019/I Antigone (play)
 2017 Siesta Z (TV Series) (based on the original work by - 1 episode)
- Edipo rey (2017) ... (based on the original work by - as Sófocles)
 2017 Antigone and Ismene (Short) (writer)
 2016 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (after: "Electra" - 1 episode)
- R. Strauss: Elektra (2016) ... (after: "Electra")
 2015 Antígona (Short) (written by)
 2015 Antigone at the Barbican (TV Movie)
 2013 Elektra, tragédie en un acte (TV Movie) (after: "Electre" - as Sphocle, Sphokles)
 2012 National Theatre Live: Antigone (original story)
 2011 Antigoné
 2011 Antigone and Polyneices (Short) (characters)
 2011 Antigone
 2010/II Elektra (TV Movie) (after)
 2008 Oedipus Rex (Video) (play - uncredited)
 2005 Television Theater (TV Series) (drama - 2 episodes)
- Król Edyp (2005) ... (drama)
- Antygona (2005) ... (drama)
 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 Antigone (TV Movie) (play: Antigone)
 1994 Elektra (TV Movie) (play)
 1974-1993 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Oedipus Rex (1993) ... (play)
- Antigone (1974) ... (play)
 1991 Elektro, má lásko (TV Movie) (adaptation)
  To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1981 - 1991) (excerpts - 1 episode, 1979)
- Electra (1991)
- Atreides (1979) ... (excerpts)
 1990 Antigone/Rites of Passion (plays "Oedipus at Colonus" and "Antigone")
 1989 Elektra (TV Movie) (after)
 1989 Antigone (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)
 1986 Électre (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 Oedipus Rex (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 To theatro tis Tetartis (TV Series) (play)
 1983 Oedipus Kolonosban (TV Movie)
 1983 Teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El mito de Edipo Rey (1983) ... (play)
 1981 Électre (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 Antigone di Sofocle (TV Special) (from the play by)
 1980 Antigoni (TV Movie) (original play)
 1980 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (after - 1 episode)
- Elektra (1980) ... (after - uncredited)
 1977 Oedipus király (TV Movie)
 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 Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
  Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1966 - 1971) (author - 1 episode, 1970)
- Edipo en Colona (1971)
- Áyax (1970) ... (author)
- Edipo Rey (1969)
- Electra (1966)
 1970 Ajax (TV Movie) (as Sófocles)
 1970 Elektra (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 The Year of the Cannibals (play "Antigone" - uncredited)
 1969 Heritage (TV Series) (play)
 1969 Oedipus Rex (TV Special) (play)
 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)
 1967 Oedipus Rex (play - uncredited)
 1967 Antigone (TV Movie) (writer)
 1966 Elektra (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Antigoné (TV Movie)
 1965 Antigone (TV Movie) (original play)
 1964 Gran teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Electra (1964)
 1964 Gran teatro (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Antigona II (1964)
 1963 Verlorner Sohn (TV Movie)
 1963 König Ödipus (TV Movie)
 1963/I Elektra (TV Movie) (by)
 1963/II Elektra (TV Movie)
 1962 Electra (TV Movie) (story)
 1962/I Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Oidipus (TV Movie) (play - as Sofokles)
 1962 Antigone (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Part 2 (1962)
- Part 1 (1962)
- Introduction (1962)
 1962/II Ilektra (play)
 1961 Philoctetes (TV Mini Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (1961) ... (play)
- Part 1 (1961) ... (play)
 1961 Ødipus (TV Movie) (play - as Sofokles)
 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 "Oedipus at Colonus")
 1958/I Antigone (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Oedipus Rex (play)
 1954-1957 Omnibus (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Oedipus, the King (1957) ... (play - segment "Oedipus, the King")
- Antigone (1954) ... (play - segment "Antigone")
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Antigone (1956) ... (play)
 1955 Koning Oidipoes (TV Movie)
 1911 Oedipus Rex (play)
 1910 Oedipus Rex (Short)
 1910 Oedipus Rex (Short) (play)
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(1992 to 1993 season) His play, "Electra," was performed at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kenneth McLeish was translator. Garland Wright was director and artistic director. Douglas Stein was set designer. Susan Hilferty was costume designer. Marcus Dilliard was lighting designer. ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sofokles | Sophocle | Sophokles | Sphocle | Sphokles | Sófocles

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Nicostrate  (1 child) | See more »
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