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Oedipus at Colonus
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banished and made to wander from town to town as a poor beggar, with only Antigone and Ismene to help, as everyone else has disowned him. Based on Aeschylus's "Seven Against Thebes," Oedipus' sons, Polyneices and Eteocles,
are meant to share the throne in Oedipus' absence. However, the civilized idea of switching off goes from this: to: And Eteocles and Polyneices decide to have a war, the winner getting the throne. Creon decides to side with Eteocles, who still resides in Thebes, while Polyneices builds up his own army outside the city gates. Polyneices gets the seven greatest captains to fight with him (get it, "Seven Against Thebes"?) and he and the Theban Army have an epic battle. to: Polyneices: "Stop shooting *^*&$ arrows at me!" Meanwhile, Oedipus has wandered into the city of Athens. The King of Athens, Theseus, has promised to protect Oedipus.
The gods now show favor to Oedipus. (It only took them a lifetime of torturing him.) I told you! Now, Oedipus is considered a blessing
to whatever city-state possesses his body
upon his death. Ahh the irony. Needless to say he now has many friends. Both Creon and Polyneices vie for Oedipus's body, trying to receive the blessing promised from the gods, thinking he will help their side win the war. Eteocles, Creon, et al Polyneices & 7 Argives (+ or - 4) A Dramatic Oedipus Creon even tries to kidnap Oedipus and his daughters as a way to win the war. Meanwhile, Oedipus knows he is near death.
In a beautiful display by the gods, his body walks off into the sunset, never to be seen again. Oedipus Oedipus curses his sons saying, “You’ll trip up headlong into blood, / your brother too, spattering each other” (163). “ You die,/ die by a brother’s blow/ and make him dead by yours/ who drove you out” (164). Oedipus is secretly buried in Athens in a place where only the gods and the King of Athens, Theseus, know. Athens, therefore, becomes the blessed city. Antigone and Ismene head back to Thebes to try to keep their brothers from killing each other. They fail. Badly. And so begins "Antigone." Now Playing "I look more like Bieber!" "No, I do!" "Yarrrr, matey." "This play should be rated Arrrrrrr" Tiresias Oedipus at Colonus The feel-good story of a man who REALLY loves his mom.
Starring Will Ferrell. "Son of a....." " "That got out of hand quickly." Eteocles and Polneices meet each other in battle and manage to kill each other...at the same time. Etecles Polyneices