Oedipus 2019-04-22T14:23:08+00:00

Robert Wilson

Oedipus
Based on the text by Sophocles

The iconic story of Oedipus comes alive in Robert Wilson’s series of breathtaking tableaux vivants. The internationally acclaimed director follows Oedipus’ story in chronological order, without strictly adapting Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, from the moment of his birth and his abandonment as an infant to the moment of his self-inflicted blinding, following the horrific revelations: from the first light of birth to the last light he sees before it all goes black. Two ‘witnesses,’ a man and a woman, spin his tale, the life and times of Oedipus, speaking across the centuries.

Performance in Greek,  Italian, English, German, French and Latin with original translation in Italian verses by Ettore Romagnoli (1926) and Orsatto Giustiniano (1585)

With Greek and English surtitles