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Author: Sophocles Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2003 ISBN: 9781580814881
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One of the first and greatest of all Greek tragedies, Harry Lennix stars as Oedipus, the king who unwittingly kills his father and marries his mother. W. Morgan Sheppard and Carolyn Seymour also star. The broadcast includes a question and answer session with translator and director Nicholas Rudall.

An LA Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Spencer Garrett as Shepard and chorus; Francis Guinan as Messenger and chorus; Gregory Itzin as Creon and chorus; Charles Kimbrough as Priest Of Zeus and chorus; Harry J. Lennix as Oedipus; Rod Mclachlan as Second Messenger and chorus; Carolyn Seymour as Jocasta; and W. Morgan Sheppard as Tiresias.

Translated and directed by Nicholas Rudall. Recorded before a live audience at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

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About the Author

Sophocles (496 BC–406 BC), one of the great Greek dramatists of the ancient world, was born to a wealthy family at Colonus, near Athens. He had a charmed childhood, was highly educated and a personal friend of prominent statesmen, and, as a good Athenian, served faithfully as a treasurer and general for Athens when it was expanding its empire and influence. Though he wrote approximately 123 plays, only seven tragedies survive in their entirety: Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian Women, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus. With Sophocles, Greek tragedy reached its most characteristic form; he frequently beat out rivals Aeschylus and Euripides in annual drama competitions.

About the Narrator

Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of thirty books. His nonfiction includes Jackson, 1964; About Alice; and Remembering Denny. His humor writing includes books of political verse, comic novels, books on eating, and children’s poetry. In 2012, he was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame.