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    • Audible Theatre Collection: Oedipus

    • By: Sophocles, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Hayley Atwell, Michael Maloney, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The three Theban plays by Sophocles - Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone - are great landmarks of Western theatre. They tell the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, who was destined to suffer a terrible fate - to kill his father, marry his mother, and beget children of the incestuous union. He does this unknowingly but still has to suffer terrible consequences, which also tragically affect the next generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Passed the test of time

    • By Sara on 10-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Oedipus Rex

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: Douglas Campbell
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Abridged
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    Full-cast dramatization of Oedipus the King, the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. Featuring Douglas Campbell, Eric House and Robert Goodier.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus discovers that he has been caught in his terrible destiny, unknowingly murdering his father and marrying his mother.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the hands of Sophocles, the master dramatist, the anguished tale of a man fated to kill his father and marry his mother retains its power to shock and move beyond any Freudian reference.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Irritated and annoyed

    • By Alii on 03-01-16

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Electra

    • Director's Playbook Edition
    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: David Hopkins
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The myth of Electra is retold in this master work by Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. After the murder of her father at the hands of her mother, the housebound Electra discovers that her last hope for freedom may be lost.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • Antigone

    • By: Sophocles, George Young - translator
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After the death of their father, Oedipus, Antigone and Ismene return to Thebes. The ruler is their unyielding uncle by marriage, Creon, who assumed command after the death of the sons of Oedipus, Eteocles, and Polynices in a fratricidal struggle to take control of the city. Creon has the body of one brother buried with full civic honors but forbids the burial of the body of the other, whom he regards as a traitor. Antigone's challenge to Creon's decree, which she considers unjust, results in the extinction of the family line of Oedipus.

    Regular price: £8.29

    • The Plays of Sophocles

    • Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone
    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Sophocles was born at Colonus, near Athens in about 496 BC and is considered to be one of the premier playwrights of Greek tragedy. His stories may have been filled with strife, but Sophocles himself was prosperous and came from a good family. It is said that he was handsome, wealthy, and a highly respected citizen of Athens. During his life, he wrote over 120 plays and was instrumental in how plays would eventually be performed, including the addition of stage props.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Three Greek Tragedies

    • By: Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Blood, gore, thrills, chills, and romance abound in these plays by three of the great Greek authors. Included are "Medea" by Euripides; "Antigone" by Sophocles; and "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Œdipe Roi

    • By: Sophocle
    • Narrated by: Xavier Béja
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Œdipe... Aussi orgueilleux qu'opiniâtre, sa clairvoyance, son intelligence ont jadis eu raison de la cruelle Sphinge et de ses énigmes. Porté sur le trône par le peuple libéré pour avoir levé la terreur qui étouffait la ville de Thèbes, il doit encore prouver sa valeur : une malédiction incurable semble frapper sans distinction récoltes, troupeaux et habitants.

    Regular price: £9.29

    • The Trachinian Tragedy: Women of Trachis

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: Jack Nolan
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Trachinian Tragedy, better known as the Women of Trachis, the wife of Herakles, Deianeira, finds she has a rival in the house for her husband's affection. The consequences of her counteraction are incredible. In this faithful translation, F. L. Light attempts to write as good a play in English as the original in Greek. F. L. Light has also translated Antigone of Sophocles.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Oedipus the King

    • A Translation by F.L. Light
    • By: Sophocles, F. L. Light
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Aristotle's assertion that in Greek tragedy there is no loftier work than Oedipus the King cannot be lightly contradicted. This drama is endued fearfully with nature, as she works against the conscientiousness of measure found in man. Heretofore no translation of this play has been a poem of Sophoclean worthiness and work. The rhythmic stature of this translation runs with the Greek in heat and light.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Antigone: Translated by F. L. Light

    • By: F. L. Light (translator), Sophocles
    • Narrated by: Jesse M. Bernstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Prince Kreon, enforcing an arbitrary mandate, is enraged that Antigone would abide by a natural law of sisterly respect in contradiction of his will. As neither can be reconciled with the other's acts, the drama grows devoutly tenebrous. This translation is iambic, as is most of the text in Greek.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Oedipus Rex (Director's Playbook Edition) (Annotated)

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: David Hopkins
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sophocles' timeless drama is often considered the greatest of all surviving Athenian plays. Oedipus, king of Thebes, must save his ailing city by tracking down the murderer of its former king. Translation by F. Storr.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Oedipus Rex - King of Thebes

    • By: Sophocles, Gilbert Murray - translator
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oedipus Rex is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed about 429 BC (noted classicist Gilbert Murray, translator of this version of the play, rendered the title as Oedipus, King of Thebes). It tells the story of Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes, whilst in the process unwittingly fulfilling a prophecy that he would kill his father Laius and marry his mother Jocasta. The play is an example of classic tragedy, notably containing an emphasis upon how Oedipus's own faults contribute to his downfall.

    Regular price: £3.29

    • Oedipus the King

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: Denis Daly, Marty Krzywonos, Alan Weyman, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oedipus the King is the story of a man whose life is destroyed by his own good intentions. When a terrible secret from his past is brought to the light of day, the consequences are chilling - and ineluctable.

    Regular price: £8.29

    • Edipo re [Oedipus Rex]

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: Gabriele Marchesini, Alessandra Cortesi, Maria Giovanna Maioli
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Un giallo straordinario, dove il colpevole non sa di esserlo. Un'indagine senza precedenti, in cui assassino e detective sono la stessa persona. Reo dei più turpi delitti, eppure innocente, Edipo è vittima e artefice del Fato che lo travolge, in una trama micidiale che solo gli Dei potevano concepire. Il capolavoro di Sofocle torna in una traduzione che viene da lontano, potenziato da una colonna sonora dei nostri giorni.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • Antigone (Director's Playbook Edition, Annotated)

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: David Hopkins
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The great tragedy by Athenian playwright Sophocles, a tale of a woman's duty and a king's pride. Antigone promised a proper burial to her late brother, but doing so will disobey an ordinance of King Creon and risk invoking his wrath. Translation by F. Storr.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Oedipus at Colonus

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: David Hopkins
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Director's Playbook Editions help artists to turn playscripts into their own productions, providing useful supporting information and summaries to the interested listener. A play by master Athenian playwright Sophocles, and the last of his three "Theban plays" to be written. Oedipus, former king of Thebes, finds himself in great danger as a new prophecy comes to light involving him and the fate of the city where he once reigned. Translation by F. Storr.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Oedipus at Colonus

    • By: Sophocles
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In Oedipus at Colonus, the banished king, after years of wandering, accompanied by his faithful daughter Antigone, finds himself in Athens. Receiving a warm if guarded welcome from Theseus, King of Athens, he prepares to settle himself to spend his last days in peace. However, unwelcome visitors from his tortured past continue to haunt him until the very end.

    Regular price: £9.69