2008-10-17

Oedipus in Everyone

Ralph Fiennes, the actor perhaps best known internationally for his work in films like The English Patient and Schindler's List, is now tackling the role of Oedipus the King in the iconic play by Sophocles. The new stage production by Frank McGuinness opened in London's National Theatre on October 14 and runs until January 4.

The Times Online offers a discussion between Fiennes and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips. Together they explore the work's lasting power and the risks involved in intimacy, curiosity, relationships and self-confrontation.

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