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King Oedipus of Thebes, mythical Greek hero.
oedipism - (1) self-infliction of injury to the eyes; - (2) manifestation of the Oedipus complex.
Oedipus complex - a phase of psychosexual development in which the child is erotically attached to the parent of the opposite sex and has feelings of aggression toward the same-sex parent.
Oedipus period - the time of a child's development characterized by erotic attachment to the parent of the opposite sex.
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Dulaang Filipino's "Oedipus" has garnered a number of awards and citations from all over the world including Best Performance by Amateur Theatre and Special Prize from Jury for Best Physical and Sound Solution at the Teatralny Kufar in Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus and Premios EscenAmateur at the International University of La Rioja, Madrid, Spain for Best International Show in the IV "Juan Mayorga" de las Artes Escenicas in 2017.
A word of caution, then: Perhaps we should be wary of devised productions such as this 'Oedipus,' if they inadvertently end up teaching our students that it's somehow acceptable not to tell the story well; not to listen to one's co-actors; not to master the basics of theater performance, so long as one can pull off the show's complicated choreography.
Oedipus calls himself ho pasi kleinos, "the one famous to all." In addition to his lasting fame from solving the riddle of the Sphinx, by the end of the play Oedipus will also become famous for his family dynamics.
Oedipus in Oedipus Rex appear to be characterized as tyrants, although
Translated by Valentina Eftivoulou and directed by Andy Papadimitriou, the cast includes popular Stavros Louras as old Oedipus, the priest and Teiresias; Koullis Nicolaou as middle-aged Oedipus, Creon and Therapon; and Giorgos Kyriakou as young Oedipus, Creon and the messengers; and Stela Fyrogeni as Jocasta.
Oedipus in Brooklyn gathers stories and personal essays from Blume Lempel, a Yiddish-speaking refugee who escaped the Holocaust in America but who never stopped writing about its impact upon her family and community.
Following a summary of the structure of Oedipus Aegyptiacus (essentially, German translations of the titles and subheadings of the work's many divisions), the introduction comprises a concise overview of Kircher's life and works and descriptions of the book's main sections.
As with almost everything else in Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49, critics disagree about what role the Oedipus myth plays.
The analysis of the Furies is insightful and establishes the pattern continued with Eurystheus in Heraclidae and on Oedipus, who is both suppliant and polluted foe.
As we shall see between Oedipus and Jocasta, the deficiencies of Abram's faith are compounded in his spouse's misbelief.
In this new interpretation of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Rosenfield (literature, philosophy, Federal U.
A certain Apollodorus describes a pivotal encounter between Oedipus and the Sphinx at the Greek city of Thebes, a scene that sets the stage for the events of the Sophoclean tragedy Oedipus Rex.