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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

Author Sophocles

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

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.