oa Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Die mite van Oidipoes by Sophokles en Jean Cocteau

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141



Compares the dramatisation of the Oedipus myth by Sophocles in his 'Oedipus Rex' and by Cocteau in his 'La Machine Infernale'. Explains both dramas are based on fundamentally the same story but nevertheless there are great differences in structure due to a difference in attitude towards Fate on the part of the two dramatists. Feels Cocteau succeeds in giving a fascinating dramatisation of the myth, but gives no new interpretation

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