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Oedipus the King
by Sophocles

Study Guide for Sophocles’ Oedipus the King
This study guide includes thought-provoking questions as well as links to additional information that will help readers better understand the play. With a partner, make your way through this guide answering questions and learning as you go. Then discuss Aristotle’s opinion that Oedipus the King is the finest tragedy because "the protagonist’s recognition of the truth coincides with the reversal of his fortunes."

Illustrated Greek Theater
The photographs on this site illustrate the basic design elements of ancient Greek theaters. View the photos and read the accompanying text on design and staging. Based upon your reading, sketch a model of a Greek theater. Label each basic element of design and add a sentence or two explaining how a playwright would have used each element in staging a play.