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Oedipus the King (Oidipous tyrannos; Oedipus tyrannus) Alternative title: King Oedipus; Oedipus Rex Author: Sophocles Date/place of 1st performance: c.429–420 bc, Athens Date of 1st translation to English: 1715 Genre: Greek trag. in verse Setting/time of action: The city of Thebes, in the mythical past Cast: 7m, 2f, extras, chorus (m) 

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

Michael Patterson

Because the city of Thebes is suffering from a plague, its king Oedipus has sent Creon to consult the oracle ...

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