Oedipus Tyrannus

OEDIPUS TYRANNUS was performed in November at the Theatre Royal.

The actors’ text and translation sold to audiences was R.C. Jebb and A.W. Verrall, Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus (Cambridge 1887). (Verrall contributed the odes.)

‘Incidental music’ was composed and directed by Charles Villiers Stanford, who became Professor of Music at Cambridge later that year. It was later published as his opus 29 by Stainer and Bell, and a combined edition of music and text was published called The Oedipus Tyrannus of Sophocles as arranged for performance at Cambridge, November, 1887.

A pamphlet of images was also produced: R. Farren, Illustrations to Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus (Cambridge 1887).

It would be hard to find among amateurs a better Oedipus than Mr Randolph. From the moment the fatal truth is revealed to Oedipus, Mr Randolph has the audience fairly in his grasp.

The Daily Telegraph, November 24th 1887