King Oedipus at the Royal Dramatic Theatre for the first time since 1951

By on December 10, 2016

Theater manager Eirik Stubø sets up King Oedipus and Antigone by Sophocles at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in autumn 2017.

Oedipus is predicted to marry his mother and kill his fatherthe prophecy come true and the tragedy gets its continuation in Antigone, the spectacle about the daughter. Eirik Stubø joins together the two pieces in this set:

I have previously set up several Greek tragedies such as Medea and Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides and 2011 I directed the opera King Oedipus, Oedipus Rex, with music by Igor Stravinsky and text by Jean Cocteau. The work aroused a desire to go back to Sophocles and the original text, and to tell the whole story of King Oedipus and his daughter Antigone. Myth and man, father and daughter, bindings and revolt – in a story that still shakes us.

Eirik Stubø has since he took office as a theater director at the Royal Dramatic directed And give us the shadows by Lars Norén and Good Intentions by Ingmar Bergman.

King Oedipus was last played at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in 1951, then in Olof Molander’s directions and with Lars Hanson in the title role.

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