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Oedipus Rex (1957)

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87 min | Drama

The land ruled by King Oedipus is plagued by ill-fortune and the people are promised relief by the gods if the slayer of the former king is apprehended and punished. This does not bode well for King Oedipus and his Queen. (Performed in ...See moreThe land ruled by King Oedipus is plagued by ill-fortune and the people are promised relief by the gods if the slayer of the former king is apprehended and punished. This does not bode well for King Oedipus and his Queen. (Performed in masks by the Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival Players.) Written by Les Adams See less
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Sophocles (play) | E.F. Watling (additional dialogue) | William Butler Yeats (English translation)
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Jan 7, 1957 (United States)

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Douglas Campbell
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Eleanor Stuart
Jocasta Jocasta   See fewer
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William Hutt
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Donald Davis
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Douglas Rain
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Tony Van Bridge
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Eric House
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Roland Bull
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Ted Follows
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David Gardner
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Bruno Gerussi
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Edward Holmes
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James Manser
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Louis Negin
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Grant Reddick
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Neil Vipond
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Naomi Cameron
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Barbara Franklin
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6.7 / 10 | 241 votes