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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.

Ibsen in Performance

Discover how different directors and actors have brought Ibsen to life on stage and film.

Ibsen, Folklore, and Myth

Learn more about how folklore inspired THE LADY FROM THE SEA, one of Ibsen's most mercurial plays.


This Fall, Court will be staging THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event that breathes new life into a classic myth with a score of powerful gospel music.

Ellida’s Choice

How is Ellida similar to other Ibsenian heroines? Learn about the choice she's faced with in THE LADY FROM THE SEA and how she navigates society's gendered confines.

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