Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A-Z Wednesday, O

It's A-Z Wednesday and the letter is O, I've read this book a long time ago and I think it's time to read it ago. Visit Vicki at Reading at the Beach our hostess today.

Aristotle admired OEDIPUS TYRANNOS as the pinnacle of tragic art. Indeed, aside from its fine poetry and Freudian undertones, it is a taut, suspenseful detective story. It is up to King Oedipus to ferret out and purge the town of whoever murdered his predecessor. This British production is a tad too reverential and somewhat pretentious. No accommodation is made to the sightless medium, making the action hard to follow. The choral odes drone on monotonously. There's little life in the production, but there's so much life in the play that it manages to shine brightly through the chinks. Y.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this


fredamans said...


Vicki said...

Never read this one, thanks for playing!

Jenners said...

Sounds like it works despite many flaws!! : )