The play begins with Creon's return from the oracle at Delphi, where he has learned that the plague will be lifted if Thebes banishes the man who killed Laius. Tiresias prophesies the capture of one who is both father and brother to his own children. The Oedipus Plays are plays by Sophocles that were first performed in 429 BC. Oedipus the King King of Thebes.
Written by Steve Crook
Plot Summary | Add Synopsis A tragic story from the Greek dramatist, Sophocles, "Oedipus the King" is a well-known and studied play filled with murder, incest, and one man's discovery of the truth about his life. It is the story that you may know because Oedipus murdered his father and married his mother (unknowingly, of course). The king Oedipus summons blind prophet Tiresias to get help from him to find the murderer.