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Joannis Gryparis



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Joannis Gryparis's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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        Oedipus At Colonus

Oedipus At Colonus

Written in 402 B.C., some 20 years after the far more successful and widely performed Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus is set in a village outside athens. By now, Oedipus is old and blind. exiled by his sons and Creon, he has come to Colonus with his daughter antigone after years of wandering. He recalls apollo's prophecy that he would find rest in a grove such as he finds there and refuses to obey an order to leave. When the Chorus, made up of the old men of Colonus, discovers his identity, they are horrified despite his insistence on his innocence. Oedipus's other daughter, Ismene, arrives with word that his sons are warring over his throne. another prophecy has promised that the city that shelters Oedipus's body will be the victor. Ismene warns Oedipus: Creon will come to take hun home. When theseus, the king, arrives, Oedipus requests protection and explains the prophecy of victory. He is made a citizen. When Creon attempts to persuade Oedipus to return, he refuses and sees his daughters seized. theseus arrests Creon and rescues the daughters. While searching for them he has encountered Oedipus' son Polynices, whom Oedipus only reluctantly agrees to see. Polynices begs for support, only to be told that he is destined to be killed by his brother. Oedipus bids farewell to his daughters and the gods summon him as his daughters voice their lamentations.

Original Playwright - Sophocles

1st Produced:
the City Center, NY    1976

National Theatre of Greece

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