Oedipus Rex

Directed by Vito Taufer

Ljuba Tadic Main Stage Saturday, 17. September 20:00
  • (S)- RSD
  • (B)- RSD
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Sophocles, one of the three great tragedians of the classical Greek theatre (together with Aeschylus and Euripides) wrote over 130 plays of which only several survive: Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Women of Trachis, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. Among them, even in the ancient times, the tragedy of Oedipus Rex was the most famous and was described by Aristotle in his work Poetics as an example of the highest achievement in tragedy.

The Slovenian director Vito Taufer graduated in direction from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana in 1985. Since then, he has directed over 100 different productions, several operas and a feature film. He has worked with numerous theatres around the countries of former Yugoslava and became recipient of several prestigious theatre awards – among them several Borštnikov Awards, several Laurel Wreaths at the MESS festival in Sarajevo, Sterijino Pozorje awards, Marul Awards at the Marulićevi Dani festival, Prešern Awards….
In 1996, Taufer became the recipient of the Special Bitef Award for his production of Silence Silence Silence, produced by the Mladinsko Theatre in Ljubljana. Teufer has directed works by Gogol, Krleža, Ionesco, Shakespeare, Beckett, Sophocles, Chekhov…