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The Metamorphoses of Oedipus the King

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Original title:The Metamorphoses of Oedipus the King
Author:Eva Stehlíková
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Original language:English
Field:Art, architecture, cultural heritage
Type:Article in Periodical
Keywords:Greek tragedy; Czech performances; Oedipus the King

In the last few years, the figure of Oedipus has gained new features in Czech theatres (National theatre Prague 1996, Under Palmovka Theatre 2002;Strašnický Theatre 2008).We can see a gradual degradation of the figure of Oedipus,his demythologization.He looks near to todays unflattering form of political represantives with all their arrogance and incompetence.