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SOPHOCLES: Oedipus the King (Unabridged)


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SOPHOCLES: Oedipus the King (Unabridged)

This new translation of the great classic of Ancient Greece starts a cycle of drama recordings by Naxos AudioBooks. The anguished tale of Oedipus, who having solved the riddle of the Sphinx and become King of Thebes, gradually realises the crimes he has, unwittingly, committed, remains a drama of unremitting power 2,500 years after it was written. With full drama values, Naxos AudioBooks brings the atmosphere of the Greek amphitheatre to the soundworld of CD, with the outstanding young actor Michael Sheen—recently seen as Henry V (RSC) and Amadeus (West End) and on film and TV.

Disc 1

  Oedipus the King
1.   The Riddle Of The Sphinx 00:02:41
2.   A Crowd Gathers Outside The Royal Palace Of Thebes 00:06:04
3.   Enter Creon, Brother To Jocasta 00:03:31
4.   Chorus : Strophe - Antistrophe 00:04:15
5.   Enter Oedipus 00:04:32
6.   Leader Of The Chorus Speaks 00:01:27
7.   Enter Tiresias 00:11:30
8.   Chorus : Strophe - Antistrophe 00:02:32
9.   Enter Creon 00:01:15
10.   Enter Oedipus 00:05:34
11.   Enter Jocasta 00:02:31
12.   Leader Of The Chorus 00:05:11
13.   Oedipus 00:03:53
14.   Leader Of The Chorus 00:01:42

Disc 2

  Oedipus the King
1.   Chorus : Strophe - Antistrophe 00:02:30
2.   The Messenger From Corinth 00:07:32
3.   Oedipus And Jocasta 00:01:39
4.   Chorus : Strophe - Antistrophe 00:01:16
5.   Enter The Shepherd 00:04:35
6.   Chorus : Strophe - Antistrophe 00:02:08
7.   Enter The Palace Messenger 00:05:33
8.   Oedipus Returns 00:09:48
9.   Creon Returns 00:08:10
10.   Final Chorus 00:02:26

Total Playing Time: 01:42:15


Alexander, Bruce; Archer, Karen; Brattan, Laura; Jason, Neville; Keeble, Jonathan; Kotz, Adam; McAuliffe, Nichola; Moffatt, John; Sheen, Michael; Souza, Edward de; Williams, Heathcote

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Plays - Others

Catalogue No: NA217712

Barcode: 9789626341773

Physical Release: 07/1999

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