by JEAN COCTEAU with Coral Browne as Jocasta
Albert Finney as Oedipus and Miles Malleson
Catherine Dolan , Heron Carvic
The English version by Carl Wildman edited for radio by Carl Wildmao and H. B. Fortuin
Music by Tristram Cary with special effects by the Radiophonic Workshop
* Listener, wound up here to the full so that the spring will slowly unwind the whole length of a human life, is one of the most perfect machines constructed by the infernal gods for the mathematical destruction of a human being.'
How Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx and through parricide and incest is made to face human destiny in a world which could be ancient Greece or modern Europe.
Characters in order of speaking
Music conducted by the composer
Production by H. B. FORTUIN
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.0-9.10 app.)
Andre Jolivet 's Delphic Suite played by an instrumental ensemble directed by the composer on a gramophone record
The Young Soldier:
Jocasta the Queen, widow of Laius:
Tiresias, a soothsayer, nearly blind:
The Ghost of Laius, the dead King:
Anubis, Egyptian god of the dead:
The Theban Matron:
Oedipus, son of Laius:
Creon, brother of Laius:
The Messenger from Corinth:
The Shepherd of Laius:
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus:
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