The Tragedy Of Sophocles ' Oedipus

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Shakespeare, one of the greatest playwrights of the Renaissance era, could have changed Ancient Greek Theatre plays tremendously as his approach was drastically different than that of Greek playwrights. In Oedipus by Sophocles, a curse has been set on the people of Thebes for the previous murderer of their former king Laius. King Oedipus as a child was given a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother and that indeed has occurred as it is proven by witnesses that he was the murderer of the king and that his wife is also his mother. Following this horrible news Oedipus wife commits suicide and Oedipus decides to blind himself, to only then be exiled from Thebes. Shakespeare would have changed many things about how Sophocles wrote Oedipus and one of the first things he would do are establish many settings throughout the story, add much more violence than what Sophocles already provided, and have many time changes instead of having everything crammed into one day.
As Oedipus By Sophocles has only one setting because of how Ancient Greek theatre was distinguished, Shakespeare was not restrained, and he would use as many as setting he would need to tell a story. Oedipus occurs at the palace and does not have any setting changes even when Oedipus orders that Creon goes hear Tiresias the blind prophets fortune. Shakespeare would have added a setting change from the palace to Creon visiting Tiresias at his home. We would go from the palace to somewhere far away
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