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Greek Theater: Oedipus Rex

This is a reader’s theater performance of a scene from Oedipus Rex, generally regarded as the masterpiece work of the Greek tragedian Sophocles (circa 497-406 BCE). In this scene, Oedipus argues with Teiresias about Laius’ murder. In a reader’s theater format, the actors read from the scripts wearing everyday clothes and seated on a stage in limbo or with a minimal set.

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