Sophocles' play Oedipus the King belongs to the period of Greek Antiquity and the genre of classical drama. The Perspectives section discusses the author’s biography and historical background. Like this, you will become more familiar with the author and the times he lived in, which will also help you understand his play better.
As well as this, we will then focus on the important of the theater in ancient Greece and its function. We will then devote a section to some of the most important adaptations of the play. Here we will talk about some of the works that were inspired by Sophocles and by Oedipus the King.
Below, you can read an excerpt from our study guide: