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Oedipus the play – Adaptation of Classic Greek Mythology

Oedipus the play

OEDIPUS THE PLAY – ADAPTATION OF CLASSIC GREEK MYTHOLOGY – A PLAY SCRIPT

In Oedipus the play, Oedipus infant son of the King of Thebes is abandoned by his parents when advised by the Oracle that he will kill his father and marry his mother. He eventually ends up as Prince of Corinth. Developing the feeling that he does not belong in Corinth he wanders about Greece and meets his (unbeknowest to him but beknownst to us) biological father whom he kills in a brawl. He then goes into Thebes and marries his mother who, miraculously, has not aged while he was growing up. Later a soothsayer tells Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus and his mother find this so appalling that she drinks poison and he plucks out his eyes.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other Return to Vardia – classic plays by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Classic Greek Mythology

Type: One act play

Cast: Fourteen in total, although some parts can be shared and played by members of either sex

Ages of the actors: Any age, adult

Suitable for: Should appeal to high or secondary school students

Length: Fifteen to twenty minutes

Set: Various scenes – the palace, a crossroads, a shepherd’s hut

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – easy dialogue but may need to use some creativity for the scene changes.

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Copyright © August 2016 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Theseus and Ariadne – Modern Classic Greek plays

THESEUS AND ARIADNE – Modern Classic Greek Drama Plays

modern classic greek plays

According to myth, King Minos sent his son, Androgeos to the Games in Athens. Androgeos was highly successful and incurred the jealousy of criminal gangs who watched the games. He was murdered by them.
In his anger, Minos demanded that the criminals be handed over. The Athenians did not know the identity of the culprits and instead gave up their City.
From that time onwards, Minos ordered that seven boys and seven girls be sent to Crete each year. They would be fed to the Minotaur.
Many years later, Theseus travels to Crete and makes his way inside the labyrinth. He is successful in defeating the Minotaur. Our story begins here…

Author: Jethro Dykes

Genre: Classic Greek Plays, Drama

Type: Four act play, 4 act play

Number of Actors: 18-28 10-18M, 9F

Ages of the actors: Adult to old age

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Various scenes from a road to Athens to a court to the underworld

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – keeping the style of the Greek play with a modern script

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Cost is $6

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Copyright May 2014 Jethro Dykes and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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