The Theban Plays by Sophocles | 2: Antigone

Based on The Theban Plays by Sophocles

Oedipus at Colonus starring with and Many years later Oedipus - now an old man, blind, outcast - wanders through Greece guided by his daughter Antigone. He comes to Colonus, a sacred grove near Athens which he recognises as marked out by the gods as the spot where he will die. He longs for peace but his hopes are shattered as strife breaks out between his two sons and war threatens between Thebes and Athens.


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  • Type: Adaptation
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 57'12''
  • Broadcast date: 1986

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