The Sticking Place

The Play and the Film: Oedipus Rex

This handout written by Mackendrick details the differences between Sophocles’ play and the Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1967 film adaptation (“the same story” but with “an utterly different structure to its telling”). It includes step outlines of both the play and the film, and monologues written from the point of view of Tiresias and Hera (also available here and here).