Oedipus the King

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Oedipus the King 
This is a Literature/ Play e-learning project for middle school students. Attached are scripts for Oedipus the King. We need to record this play with just a single voice. Perhaps two voices, one for narration and stage direction, one for all the actors. YOU MUST BE LOCATED IN CHICAGO AND YOU MUST BE ABLE TO RECORD AT MY DOWNTOWN STUDIO

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2016-05-26 14:14:30 GMT
2016-05-27 16:00:00 (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
United States, Illinois, Chicago
To be defined
English - USA and Canada
Middle Age Male
• Talent must record at a designated studio in a specified area
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
This is a non-union project
Oedipus the King

Script Details


My children, you who live in the heart of this our city, living sons of ancient Cadmus,1 why have you come to these sacred altars? Why do you bring garlands2 and kneel in supplication3 to the gods? The city is laced with the breath of incense. The air quivers with lamentation and with prayer. My children, I did not want to hear your desires from messengers. Therefore I have come in person to hear you speak—I, Oedipus your king. (to a Priest) You there, since you are the eldest, speak on their behalf. Tell me what is troubling you. Do you come in fear? Do you seek a blessing from the gods? Tell me. Never doubt that I will help you in every way I can. I am moved and touched to find you suppliant here.


Oedipus, great king of Thebes! You see before you clinging to the altar’s steps men of all ages. Here are boys too young to be alone. Here are priests weighed down with time, priests of Zeus4—as I am. Here are young men as yet unmarried. And thousands more, olive wreaths in their hair, throng the public squares. They huddle before the two shrines of Athena5 and at Apollo’s6 temple where the god speaks in the glowing embers of his fire. Your eyes see the truth: Thebes is drowning in a deadly sea, is sinking beneath the waves of death 
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