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Drama

Oedipus Rex

Author: Sophocles

Premiere performances: 5 and 6 December 2019

The National Theatre
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    September 2020

    Sunday 6. 9.
    19:00

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    Drama with English subtitles

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission

    Language

    In Czech

    Premiere

    December 5, 2019

    Performances with English subtitles:

    King Oedipus could be envied by many for his good fortune – after defeating the Sphinx by solving her riddle, he became a respected ruler of Thebes and established an extensive family. By and large, he was a darling of the Gods! Yet an abrupt downfall followed. The learned past is always part of the present, and hence the gifts of Fate can only be assessed retrospectively…

    About

    The Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles’ tragedy retells the old fable of the cruel lot of the man who unknowingly kills his father and marries his own mother, thus fulfilling the prophecy of the Oracle of Delphi. It is a story of a king who must install order, even at the price of his self-destruction.

    Official photos: Patrik Borecký

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
    Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
    Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

     

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    Poster Oedipus Rex

    A poster for the production of Oedipus Rex.

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