The Oedipus Myth
Kind of Activity:
Helping the students to understand the Oedipus myth as it relates to the Sophocles play; Introducing the dramatic medium
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 ; CCSS.R.2
Briefly outline the classical Oedipus myth—a synopsis can be found here: http://www.gradesaver.com/oedipus-rex-or-oedipus-the-king/study-guide/section4/. Explain how the theatergoers of Sophocles’ time would have been familiar with the myth prior to the play, as part of their culture’s folklore. Have students break into groups and assign each group a section of the myth to stage as a brief...
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