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Theban Plays: Oedipus the King 

Oedipus the King (original title)
Plagues are ravaging Thebes, and the blind fortune-teller Tieresias tells Oedipus, the King, that the gods are unhappy. The murder of the former king has gone unavenged, and Oedipus sets ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Sophocles (play), Don Taylor (translation)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pennington ... Oedipus Rex
Claire Bloom ... Jocasta
John Gielgud ... Teiresias
John Shrapnel ... Creon
Michael Byrne ... Chorus
Cyril Cusack ... Priest
Ernest Clark ... Chorus
David Collings ... Chorus
Donald Eccles ... Chorus
Robert Eddison ... Chorus
Edward Hardwicke ... Chorus
Denys Hawthorne Denys Hawthorne ... Chorus
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ... Chorus
Clifford Rose ... Chorus
Alan Rowe Alan Rowe ... Chorus
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Storyline

Plagues are ravaging Thebes, and the blind fortune-teller Tieresias tells Oedipus, the King, that the gods are unhappy. The murder of the former king has gone unavenged, and Oedipus sets out to find the killer. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Theban Plays: Oedipus the King See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of Mandala (1987) See more »

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What a piece of trash.
26 October 2002 | by my_bikeSee all my reviews

why was this shot on video? if it were shot on 35mm i would give it more respect. what was the point of oedipus wearing 19th century clothing? it did not help the film. the only thing that could've saved the film, is if the boy who was rolling around on that cart started singing "i have no legs".


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