Sophocles’ ‘Oedipus at Colonus’

Margaret Curtis

For nearly 140 years, the Triennial Greek Play has been a feature of the cultural life of Cambridge University. This year’s play, Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, which deals with the last days of the cursed Theban king, was written shortly before the playwright’s own death in 406 BC. We shall examine its background in the political and cultural life of Athens, as well as making a literary study of extracts in translation.

Whether you plan to attend the production (which runs from 16th to 19th October and is presented in the original Greek with English surtitles), either independently or as part of a group, or simply want to expand your knowledge of Classical literature, it will be good to see you.

It would be helpful, though not vital, to bring Robert Fagles’ Penguin translation, Sophocles: The Three Theban Plays.

Day: Saturday 12th October                  Time: 10.15am – 4pm

Park House, 25 Westbourne Park, Urmston, Manchester M41 0XR

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£30 n/a 6 12

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Contact details:
Margaret Curtis
Park House, 25 Westbourne Park, Urmston, Manchester M41 0XR
email:       Tel: 0161 747 8687

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