Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex :: Sophocles :: National Theatre (Ralph Fiennes), 2008 :: 1:27 min.
In an adaptation by Frank McGuinness that focuses heavily on the loss of one's father, Ralph Fiennes plays Oedipus. The trailer shown here ends with King Oedipus's resolve to rid Thebes of the evil that blights it, unaware that is is he.

Oedipus Rex :: Sophocles :: L.A. Theatre Works, 2003 :: 5:40 min.
A dramatic reading features Harry J. Lennix as Oedipus in a new translation by Nicholas Rudall. In the excerpt, King Oedipus of Thebes resolves to avenge the murder of Laius, the former king. The reading then segues into a plea for relief from the various afflictions that have been plaguing life in Thebes.

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