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Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus 

Oedipus at Colonus (original title)
Oedipus's wanderings come to an end when he finds his final resting place, as foretold by the gods. But his brother-in-law and his son each try to take him away.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Sophocles (play), Don Taylor (translation)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quayle ... Oedipus
Juliet Stevenson ... Antigone
Paul Copley ... Local Man
David Belcher David Belcher ... Chorus
Andrew Burt Andrew Burt ... Chorus
John Gabriel John Gabriel ... Chorus
Christopher Hancock ... Chorus
Ian Hogg ... Chorus
Edward Jewesbury ... Chorus
Trevor Peacock ... Chorus
Bryan Pringle ... Chorus
William Morgan Sheppard ... Chorus
Barry Stanton ... Chorus
Jerome Willis ... Chorus
Frank Windsor ... Chorus
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Storyline

Near the end of his wanderings and his life, Oedipus learns that the place where his body is to be buried will be blessed by the gods. And as he finds rest in Athens, he offers Theseus his special blessing. But Creon wants Oedipus's body for Thebes. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Theban Plays: Oedipus at Colonus See more »

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Color:

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[first lines]
Oedipus: Antigone, your father is old and blind.
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