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Oedipus: A Story of Gold and Shadow

Oedipus: A Story of Gold and Shadow

Adapted by Ann H. Brockette.

Product Code: O88000

  • Full-length Play
  • Tragedy
  • Cast size: 5m., 2w. with an ensemble of up to 40 either gender.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Intrigue, pride, political power, love—the story of Oedipus holds multiple options for interpretation. Oedipus: A Story of Gold and Shadow focuses on hubris—the pride that drives us to overstep boundaries and take on roles that have not been allotted to us. Oedipus is often cast as a story of misplaced love. This adaptation is a story of a great man, savior of Thebes, who pays the ultimate price for trying to outsmart the gods. Oedipus fulfilled a prophecy that said he would kill his father and marry his mother and thus brought disaster on his city and family. To the very end of the drama, Oedipus is convinced that he is in charge of his fate. As Greek mythology shows, however, no human can rise to the power of the gods who rule over us. Even in defeat, deviant and majestic, Oedipus is still unable to comprehend that, before we act, we must wait on the will of the gods to be revealed to us.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code O88000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
  • Genre Tragedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427286
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.