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  • Oedipus the King Part 1
    Oedipus the King 1984 TV Movie starring Michael Pennington & Claire Bloom
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  • Prometheus Bound Staging - Summary
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    This is a three minute staging of the Greek drama called Prometheus Bound - featuring choral songs and dances, and Peter Arnott’s translation. The complete staging is available on DVD at www.MacMillanFilms.com Now, on the surface this is a story about two Gods. But – what’s important here is that this is a lesson in power politics. Zeus is the all-powerful tyrant – Prometheus is powerless. The drama opens with Hephaestus - with two stupid titans, named appropriately Strength and Violence – hammering Prometheus in place to punish him. Prometheus is then visited by many who have already bowed to Zeus’s power. Soon the god of the ocean – Oceanus himself – visits to explain how real power politics work.
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  • Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex: Crash Course Literature 202
    You can directly support Crash Course at https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is nice, but if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing this content. In which John Green teaches you about one of the least family-friendly family dramas in the history of family dramas, Oedipus Rex. Sophocles' most famous play sees it's main character, who seems like he's got it all together, find out that he's killed his father, married his mother, had a bunch of incest children, and brought a plague down on his adopted hometown. He doesn't take this news well. John touches on all the classic Oedipus themes, including hamartia, fate, and the wrath of the gods, and even gets into some Freud, although Oedipus was notably not a sufferer of an Oedipus complex. In any case get ready for mystery, incest, bird entrails, and self-inflicted blindness. Very dramatic.
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  • Aeschylus - Prometheus Bound (directed by and starring Francesco Andolfi)
    Francesco Andolfi- Prometheus Scott Freeman- Strength Lorenzo Pozzan- Hephaestus/Hermes Oceanus- Taso Mikroulis Io- Daniele Monterosi Oceanids- Suzanna Bornn & Rebecca Beberaggi Directed by Francesco Andolfi Assistant Directors: Suzanne Bornn and Rebecca Beberaggi Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò New York University March 15, 2013
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