Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

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  • What am I hearing? Polybus dead?
  • Yes my queen, a natural death, nobody killed him. The prophecy did not fulfill.
  • What are you saying? Poybus not my father? Where did you find me?
  • Polybus was nothing to you. Not your blood, not your father. You were adopted as a child. I gave you to him.
  • I found you on Mount Cithaeron, a shepherd gave you to me.
  • A servant of Laius, was it... no that is impossible!
  • Go and find this shepherd. Bring him and the truth.
  • He was a servant of Laius, but he could not tell more.
  • That old man, can he really be the answer to your queations? Stop looking for him for your own sake.
  • Enter Jocasta, Oedipus´wife.
  • Nothing can stop me, evenen if it truns out that my mother is a slave, I have to find her.
  • But still, my mother is still alive. I am still afraid.
  • Here I am king Oedipus on your order.
  • Oedipus, Jocasta and the messenger are talking.
  • A shepherd? Who is he? Bring him here.
  • I begged you not to do this, I am sorry.
  • Tell me everything you know, why did my parents gave me away? Who are they?
  • I hurts, but I will tell you the truth. You were from the house of... Laius. They told me to kill you, she was frightening the prophecies, scared about her life.
  • Oedipus, Jocasta and the messenger are talking.
  • The Chorus is leaving to find the Shepherd.
  • The Shepherd is entering.
  • Oedipus and the Shepherd are talking.
  • What are you telling me? She was ready to sacrafise her child to live?
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