Item Details

Oedipus at Colonus [videorecording]

a new translation by Don Taylor ; a BBC co-production in association with Bioscope Inc
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
This play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. The primary action involves a fight over where Oedipus is to die (as that place is to become hallowed ground). Familial interactions also play a key role in the drama.
Director
Don Taylor
Performers
Anthony Quayle (Oedipus), Juliet Stevenson (Antigone), Gwen Taylor (Ismene), Clive Francis (Theseus), John Shrapnel (Creon), Kenneth Haigh (Polynices).
Release Date
1986
Run Time
133 min.
Language
English
Notes
VHS format [NTSC]
Series
The Theban Plays
Credits
Director, Don Taylor ; producer, Louis Marks ; music composed and conducted by Derek Bourgeois.
Published
Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, c1986.
Description
2 videocassettes (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Technical Details
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