Oedipus Rex [videorecording] / by Sophocles in a version by William Butler Yeats ; a Stratford Shakespearean Festival Foundation of Canada production ; directed by Tyrone Guthrie ; produced by Leonid Kipnis.
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- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, 
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
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Photography, Roger Barlow ; film editor, Richard C. Meyer ; music composed and conducted by Louis Applebaum ; music for chorus, Cedric Thorpe Davie ; masks, Tania Moisewitsch, Jacqueline Cundall.
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Douglas Campbell (Oedipus), Eleanor Stuart (Jocasta), Robert Goodier (Creon), William Hutt (Chorus Leader), Donald Davis (Tirasias), Douglas Rain (Messenger), Tony van Bridge (Man from Corinth), Eric House (Shepherd/Old Priest), Gertrude Tyas (Nurse), Naomi Cameron (Ismene), Barbara Franklin (Antigone).
The Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival Players, speaking through Greek masks, present the tragedy of Oedipus, who, having unwittingly slain his father and unknowingly married his mother, is driven by the plague that has swept through his kingdom to track down the evildoer who has polluted his land and its people.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital mono, widescreen presentation, original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1.
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