Hubby dear's final drama exam got done last week and both of us heaved a sigh of relief (me more than him I guess!). For his final drama exam, hubby dear played the role of Oedipus Rex in the Greek tragic play of the same name by Sophocles. The play was performed by the third year students of NAPA (the drama school where hubby dear used to study) and it was done in the classical format of Greek theatre with masks. Hubby dear's performance was great (and no bias here!) as King Oedipus and the play turned out remarkably well (read the review here). Here is a pictorial of the tragedy of Oedipus Rex.
|The chorus (citizen of Thebes) with olive branches in their hands, wailing over the misfortunes that have plagued their city.|
|King Oedipus addressing the citizens of Thebes.|
|Creon, brother-in-law of Oedipus, tells the King of the oracle's prophecy. Thebes will only be rid of her problems if the murderer of the dead King Laius is either killed or banished.|
|Oedipus vows to find the murderer of the King he has replaced and carry out the necessary punishment.|
|The senior citizens of Thebes are puzzled over the prophecy and fear the worst.|
|In the meanwhile a messenger arrives from Corinth, bearing news of the death of King Polybus.|
Oedipus - a sorry spectacle.
Oedipus asks Creon to banish him from the kingdom and thus, fulfill the prophecy.
Creon, who arrives just after the sad event of his sister's death, refuses to take any step without consulting the Gods first.
Oedipus begs Creon to look after his two daughters. He laments on how this curse will ruin their lives and asks Creon to watch over them.Creon promises before sending Oedipus inside the castle.
And this marked the end of Hubby dear's three years in NAPA. It was a long journey (for both of us) and I am extremely proud of him! But his journey has only begun and we are greatly looking forward to all the exciting things that the future holds! :)