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  • Oedipus RexWhat a tragedy!

    Monday, March 14, 2011

  • Journal Topic

    Many situations in history and in literature are referred to as tragic. What does tragic mean? What is your definition of tragedy?

    Monday, March 14, 2011

  • Quick Research

    Do an Internet search for a definition of tragic hero. Make sure to document your sources by at least keeping track of the web site from which you acquired the information. Do not use Wikipedia. College web sites are acceptable sources.

    Monday, March 14, 2011

  • Apply to Oedipus

    Write your response to the following question in your journal. You need to write at least one half page:

    What qualifies Oedipus as a tragic hero? What is his tragic flaw? Explain.

    Monday, March 14, 2011

  • A Private Horror Made Public

    Read the article, A Private Horror Made Public from the Resources page on my web site.

    Answer the questions on the following slide.

    Monday, March 14, 2011

  • Answer these Questions:

    a. How does the author describe Oedipus before he even states his name? How does this lend to ones understanding of the tragedy of his situation?

    b. What historical event accompanied this recent production of Oedipus, and why is it mentioned?

    c. How is the theatre in which this play is performed arranged, and why?

    Monday, March 14, 2011

  • More questions

    d. How does the director combine traditional Greek theatrical techniques with modern ones?

    e. How do the actors and setting of the play reflect the tragedy of this drama?

    f. How does the director use the body language of Oedipus and the chorus to indicate their feelings?

    Monday, March 14, 2011