Ödipus Stadt
Ödipus Stadt

Oedipus City - The Trilogy of Thebes

(Ödipus Stadt)

Translated by Gregor Schreiner


3F / 6M

After Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus

Adapted for the stage by John von Düffel

«John von Düffel has woven Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, together with Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes and Euripides’ Phoenician Women, as well as Sophocles’ Antigone into a gripping and tightly packed trilogy. The tragedy of Oedipus merges, in three uninterrupted acts and less than two and a half hours, into the comprehensive tragedy of a man named Ö … It’s a drama about a cursed family, like the Atreides, an incestuous crime story, a war play, and after all, a discourse on national interests, religion, childhood beliefs – and on justice and freedom, on crime and punishment. Nothing here gets short shrift, in spite of all the cuts to the texts.» (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin)

World premiere
31.08.2012 Deutsches Theater Berlin (Director: Stephan Kimmig)

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