Title

Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and its Contemporary French Dramatic Reinterpretations

Publication Year

1959

Keywords

Sophocles, Oedipus Rex, Greek, drama, French

Disciplines

Classics | Comparative Literature | English Language and Literature | French and Francophone Language and Literature

Abstract

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

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