Oedipus the King

Version: Unabridged
Author: Sophocles
Narrator: Michael Sheen , Full Cast
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Drama
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Published In: August 1999
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 1 hour, 42 minutes
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Overview

The great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex. King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

Reviews (3)

Powerful and in character

Written by NancyL on July 2nd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I had just listened to a modern Oedipus in which all the characters sounded the same age and the dialogue was almost slangy. Praises to this version for the clearly defined voices and the modernized but still graceful translation. Oedipus himself remains an enigma.

Oedipus the King

Written by Anonymous from Houston, TX on May 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is an English stage play and is done very well.

Oedipus the King

Written by Anonymous on October 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A magnificent work, an extraordinary performance!!!

Author Details

Author Details

, Sophocles

Emeritus Regius Professor of Greek, Oxford, Hugh Lloyd-Jones was knighted in 1989.