King Oedipus

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Noun1.King Oedipus - (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother JocastaKing Oedipus - (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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The FSU/Asolo Conservatory kicks off its season with Sophocles' classic tragedy about the doomed Theban King Oedipus, Nov.
Derek Jacobi in King Oedipus, 1972, David Suchet in Iniquity, 1977, Ronnie Barker in 1975, Albert Finney in Henry V, 1957
Richard Chamberlain in the 1969 production of Hamlet and (inset) The Rep in 1931 and the cover shot of Derek Jacobi as King Oedipus
"What I have in mind is the legend of King Oedipus and Sophocles' drama which bears its name.
Plague has struck Thebes - and King Oedipus (Simon Merrells) is determined to discover what has angered the Gods and bring an end to his subjects' sorrows.
Like the hidden rulers of the cave whose shadow play projects captivating illusions, King Oedipus, the surreptitious usurper of the throne, displays "the show, not the substance of royalty." (261) As the man who sees through these political ploys, Socrates vindicates natural authority against artful imposters.
Angela Richter from Germany with TOD IN THEBEN, a play written by the Norwegian author Jon Fosse, which comprises the three great tragedies about the rise and fall of King Oedipus, his exile on Colonus and the dire fate of his daughter Antigone in a terse drama of great emotional density.
To explore this theme, I shall first present two pre-psychoanalytic tales which have been central to psychoanalytic thinking, Hoffmann's story of The Sandman, as read by Rand and Torok, and Sophocles' King Oedipus, primarily as seen by Bion.
King Oedipus pledges to solve the crime and restore peace to his people.
From that terrible day when King Oedipus learned the tragic secrets of his life until the memorable day when Harry Potter found out he didn't have to hide under the stairs anymore, secrets and revelations have been major elements of literary plots.