Extra Sources for “Where Three Roads Meet”

Salley Vickers
Salley Vickers

In preparation for reading / discussing Salley Vickers’ Where Three Roads Meet, some of you may wish to listen to or read Oedipus the King.  The 1986 BBC adaptation is available, streaming, through NOVA’s library.  Search for it in  Films on Demand.  This link should get you there but you may have to logon using your NOVA ID and password to view the movie.

You can also listen to the play.  Audible has an excellent full-cast production of the play as translated by Nicholas Rudall, but if you don’t have an audible account you may wish to listen to this version on Youtube:

Sophocles.  Oedipus Rex.  Youtube, 28 September 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9WOQT7qD7w

Some of you may prefer to read the play.  There are numerous translations available, but here is at least one online, verse translation.

Sophocles.  Oedipus the King.  Translated by Ian Johnston, 2014, http://johnstoniatexts.x10host.com/sophocles/oedipusthekinghtml.html. Accessed 9 Sept. 2018.

You may also want to read this interview with Salley Vickers:

Feay, Suzi.  “Interview: Author Salley Vickers explains why Freud got it all wrong about Oedipus.” Independent,  4 Nov. 2007, https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/interview-author-salley-vickers-explains-why-freud-got-it-all-wrong-about-oedipus-398566.html. Accessed 9 Sept. 2018.

Author: mdamey

I am an English professor with expertise in medieval and modern retellings of the stories of King Arthur. I've taught high school and university courses over a a range of topics including Utopian and Dystopian fiction, Harry Potter, Science Fiction and Fantasy literature.

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