Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and its Contemporary French Dramatic Reinterpretations
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex, Greek, drama, French
Classics | Comparative Literature | English Language and Literature | French and Francophone Language and Literature
The following paper is devoted to comparing and contrasting Sophocles' monumental Oedipus Rex (430 B.C.) with three modern French analogues--Josephin Peladan's Oedipe et le Sphinx (1898), Andre Gide's Oedipus (1931), and Jean Cocteau's Infernal Machine (1934).
Why is such a problem posed? In the broadest sense, I seek to examine these plays in order to compare and contrast the outlook of our own time with man's outlook nearly 2,500 years ago.
Department 1 Awarding Honors Status
English: Literature and Writing
Adams, R. H. (1959). Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and its Contemporary French Dramatic Reinterpretations (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/285