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Learning Guide: OEDIPUS REX

Check out these resources and activities to enhance your experience of Sophocles's OEDIPUS REX, the first production in Court's Oedipus Trilogy.

Synopsis and Characters

Read a brief synopsis of OEDIPUS REX and review the cast of characters in this complex family tree!

Gods and Rulers Activity

What institutions and figures do we treat as deities in our society today? This activity will drive discussion around OEDIPUS REX.

Prophecy Activity

Try out prophesying for yourself! This writing activity invites students to use their creativity as they approach OEDIPUS REX.

History Alive Activity

Take a stab at bringing history alive! Dive deeper into the timeline of the Plantagenet family and put your own creative spin on these characters and the real history behind them with this all-ages activity.

Post-Show ‘Connect the Dots’ Activity

Contemplate the connections between THE LION IN WINTER and other cultural phenomena, past and present! This reflection activity is suitable for learners of all ages.

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