Casting Oedipus
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Casting Oedipus


Casting Oedipus

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The Greek Theatre of Sophocles and Euripides used three actors to perform all of the named character roles. (This does not include the Chorus or supernumerary, non-speaking roles.)  These three actors used masks and costume changes to transform themselves from one character to the next.While we often think of the onstage action of Greek plays, we don’t take into account how those three men played a variety of roles. For example, in Oedipus, there are 8 characters...The task in this... More
Material Type: Case Study
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: September 13, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 03, 2012
Submitter: Stephen Schrum


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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