Oedipus at Colonus concludes the Theban Plays by Sophocles. The other two are Oedipus the King and Antigone. Though these plays are not a trilogy, they do use the same characters and tell different parts of the story of Oedipus the King, his daughter Antigone, and other family members, their relationships with each other and with the City of Thebes. Colonus, on the outskirts of Athens, is where Oedipus will be buried. In the play it is predicted by Apollo that whatever city Oedipus is buried in will be blessed by the god.
Instructor: Bernie McCabe taught high school English in Philadelphia for over thirty years. He has taught Amelia Lifelong Learning classes every semester since the program began in 1998.
Location: St. Peter’s Church, Room 203
Day and Time: Wednesdays, October 2 – November 13, 10:00 am – Noon
Materials to be purchased: Sophocles 1, University of Chicago Press, 3rd Edition.
ISBN # 978 0226 31151-7 $17.95