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Theban Plays, The(1988)

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A new adaptation of Sophocles' trilogy dating from 400 B.C. about King Oedipus and his doomed legacy; each play is two hours long. In Part 1, "Oedipus the King," Oedipus fails to escape his fate and discovers he has killed his father, King Laius, and that Queen Jocasta, who has borne him a child, is

Cast & Crew

Don Taylor Director
Michael York Host/Commentator
John Gielgud Teiresius
Anthony Quayle Oedipus ("Oedipus At Colonus")
Claire Bloom Jocasta
Michael Pennington Oedipus ("Oedipus The King")
Cyril Cusack Theban Citizen
Norman Rodway Corinthian Messenger
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Release Date:  1988 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  Films For The Humanities Inc .....Production Company, Bbc (Main Listing) .....Production Company
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  • DON TAYLOR'S THEBAN PLAYS

    Brenda 2014-07-14

    These plays are splendid. The set designs are beautiful and haunting. Some performers are seasoned veterans, like Claire Bloom (Jocasta), John Gielgud... MORE>

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    John J Taljaard 2008-06-29

    I saw this on BBC TV some years ago & have tried very hard to obtain a DVD, a Video or a copy of this masterpiece. Please help MORE>