Oedipus Rex

  • Narrated by Douglas Campbell
  • 1 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Haunting and beautiful

This is a mysterious and haunting audio version. It's basically the soundtrack of a stage production that was done in a highly stylized form some 50 years ago: the actors wore masks and spoke in an "elevated" way, sometimes emphasizing the verse (I believe the translation is by W.B. Yeats), sometimes trailing off into a wail of pain. You can almost imagine you're sitting in one of the great stone amphitheaters of ancient Greece. The tone of it takes some getting used to, but if you let it take hold of you, it's compelling and moving. The closing music, for me, sums up the somber, exalted mood of Greek tragedy better than anything else I've heard.
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- Tad Davis

Full Cast

Not bad. Individual actors are good. But the chorus of people at once is horrendous.
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- Damaris Dooley "Damaris Dooley"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2009
  • Publisher: Saland Publishing