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Oedipus Rex 1

Synopsis
Sir Tyrone Guthrie directs a version of ‘Oedipus Rex’ using W B Yest’s translation. Here, the actors wear masks, thus performing their roles just as the Greeks did in Sophocles’ time.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (NTSC). col. 90 min.
Year of production
1957
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: US$149.00 (+p&p)
Subjects
Classical studies; Drama
Keywords
drama - classical; Greece - classical; performances; Sophocles; Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939)

Credits

Director
Abraham Polonsky; Tyrone Guthrie
Producer
Leonio Kipnis
Writer
Sophocles
Contributor
William Butler Yeats
Cast
Douglas Campbell 
Douglas Rain 
Eleanor Stuart 

Production Company

Name

Oedipus Rex

Distributor

Name

Insight Media

Email
custserv@insight-media.com
Web
http://www.insight-media.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 721 6316
Fax
+1 212 799 5309
Address
2162 Broadway
New York
NY 10024 6621
USA
Notes
US-based distributor of an extensive range of DVD, video and CD-ROM titles for university, secondary and vocational education. Catalogue divided into the following sections: Architecture & Design; Business & Economics; Communication; Counselling & Social Work; Drama, Music & Dance; Education; Engineering; Language & Culture; Nursing & Allied Health; Physical Education; Science & Agriculture; Social Sciences. A recent development is a dedicated video-on-demand website http://www.insight-media-digital.com/ which includes a particularly strong nursing library.

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