History Theatre / OedipusTheKing

21st Sep '17 12:05:30 AM PaulA
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-->--'''Music/TomLehrer''', "Oedipus Rex"

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-->--'''Music/TomLehrer''', -->-- "Oedipus Rex"
Rex", ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer''
28th Apr '17 11:48:08 AM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[EyeScream No eyes]], [[MemeticMutation Motherfucker]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[EyeScream No eyes]], [[MemeticMutation Motherfucker]].mother]][[Series/{{Dexter}} fucker]].]]
7th Feb '17 9:14:08 AM MJTrooper
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* OneDimensionalThinking: Oedipus and his birth father could have just gone around each other, but instead, they get in a fight that results in the father's death.
7th Feb '17 9:10:26 AM MJTrooper
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* OneDimensionalThinking: Oedipus and his birth father could have just gone around each other, but instead, they get in a fight that results in the father's death.
21st Aug '16 4:00:42 PM nate-siq
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* InMediasRes: The play starts at the beginning of the end (Oedipus's final day as king, unbeknownst to him), showing a single day in his life and in that day his whole life is revealed via backstory.
12th Jun '16 6:29:18 PM PaulA
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* DrivenToSuicide: Jocasta commits suicide when she realizes what has happened.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples.

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples. Trying to prevent the prophecy that their son will kill his father and marry his mother, Laios and Jocasta order that he be abandoned in the wild. But the baby is saved, and he not knowing his parents (nor they knowing him) is, of course, the set-up that makes the prophecy actually come true. Oedipus, unaware that he is adopted, visits an oracle and is told that he will kill his father. He immediately flees from his parents so that he can't possibly kill his (adopted) father... and runs into Laios on the road where they get into a fight...
10th Jun '16 11:38:54 PM Juicehead_Baby
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[BrainBleach I have seen too much.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[BrainBleach I have seen too much.]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[EyeScream No eyes]], [[MemeticMutation Motherfucker]].]]
25th Jan '16 2:37:44 PM margdean56
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* TemptingFate: Rarely is it more literal than here; after hearing that the man he's always believed to be his birth-father is dead of natural causes, Oedipus begins crowing that he's beaten the prophecy and ''specifically'' mocking Apollo, for whom prophecy was a domain. His ultimate fate may have been less hideous had he not done so. Fate is one thing, but there are ways to conduct yourself when meeting it.

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* TemptingFate: Rarely is it more literal than here; after hearing that the man he's always believed to be his birth-father is dead of natural causes, Oedipus begins crowing that he's beaten the prophecy and ''specifically'' mocking Apollo, for whom prophecy was a domain. His ultimate fate may might have been less hideous had he not done so. Fate is one thing, but there are ways to conduct yourself when meeting it.
24th Sep '15 4:28:04 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* SelfFulfillingPropecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples.

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* SelfFulfillingPropecy: SelfFulfillingProphecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples.
24th Sep '15 4:27:39 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* SelfFulfillingPropecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples.
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