Sigmund Freud was so thoroughly inspired and intrigued by this play that he came up with the “Oedipus Complex.” This complex was part of his psychoanalytic theory, which in basis is the desire or possessiveness of the parent of the opposite sex and the rivalry…
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c. 429 BC
Theatre of Dionysus, Athens
Oedipus, Priest, Creon, Tiresias, Jocasta, Messenger, Shepherd, Second Messenger
The subject matter of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex revolves around prophecy, patricide, and incest.