Another year of reading Oedipus Rex with my AP Literature and Composition students. As always, the play was a hit. Who can resist a story about a dude icing his daddy and making babies with his mama? The kids’ favorite line is always the one about Jocasta being a “twice-plowed field.”
If you’re looking for modern subtle storytelling, you probably won’t like this. But if you want a seminal Greek drama that gets right to the point and will make you think about fate and free will, this is just about as good as it’s gonna get.