Aristotle admired OEDIPUS TYRANNOS as the pinnacle of tragic art. Indeed, aside from its fine poetry and Freudian undertones, it is a taut, suspenseful detective story. It is up to King Oedipus to ferret out and purge the town of whoever murdered his predecessor. This British production is a tad too reverential and somewhat pretentious. No accommodation is made to the sightless medium, making the action hard to follow. The choral odes drone on monotonously. There's little life in the production, but there's so much life in the play that it manages to shine brightly through the chinks. Y.R. SYNC 2014 © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 01]
Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 1999
CD ISBN 978-962-634-177-3 $17.98 Two CDs
DD ISBN $12.00
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