The heroic drama Oedipus: A Tragedy, is an adaption of Sophocles' Oedipus the King, written by John Dryden and Nathaniel Lee. After being licensed in 1678 and published in 1679, it became a huge success on stage during the Restoration period.
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... order to “please an unsatiable Audience” Drydenand Lee make use of devices ... In DrydenLee's adaptation, for instance, the scenic complexity is much greater than in Sophocles's Oedipusmore settings are employed, such as the streets of Thebes (Act I, Scene Thebes), an open gallery ... The plot of Sophocles's Oedipusonly spans a few hours ...
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