Oedipus at Colonus (Storr Translation)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 31 reviews)

This is the second installment in Sophocles's Theban Plays that chronicles the tragic fates of Oedipus and his family. After fulfilling the prophecy that predicted he would kill his father and marry his mother, Oedipus blinds himself and leaves Thebes, to wander in the wilderness accompanied by his daughters Antigone and Ismene. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast:
Oedipus: Andy Minter
Antigone: Elizabeth Klett
Ismene: Arielle Lipshaw
Theseus: Mark F. Smith
Creon: Bruce Pirie
Polyneices: David Goldfarb
Stranger: Lucy Perry
Messenger: Martin Geeson
Chorus: Lars Rolander
Narrator: David Lawrence

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett (1 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Part 1 38:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Part 2 57:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Compelling narration of Oedipus


(5 stars)

Despite the different accents, the play flowed surprisingly well and with clarity (be warned however, that the reading of the chorus can be appealing or off-putting, depending on taste). Andy Minter's reading of Oedipus was moving and sad. Many thanks to Librivox for creating greater access to Francis Storr's translations of Sophocles' works.