Examine the messenger’s passage at the end of the play. What is the messenger’s attitude towards the people he is speaking to? His attitude about Oedipus and Jocasta? How does the phrase “don’t shoot the messenger” apply? Though a small role, does this character have the most important information to share with the audience? Or is it Tiresias? Who needs to be the better actor, the person playing the messenger or Tiresias? Which dialogue is thickest and hardest to understand? You must quote from the play.
Must be 100-200 words. Be sure to look over the rubric to know what is being asked of you in order to get the full amount of points.
Since the ancient Greeks all knew the basic plots of the plays through the oral tradition and the written word, how do you imagine the theatrical presentation of live drama of these same stories would differ from their past experiences with these plays? Must be 100-200 words. Be sure to look over the rubric to know what is being asked of you in order to get the full amount of points.