Mention the use of the chorus and how the actors would have had to project their voice without microphones to audiences in excess of 10,000 people.

Introduce the play:
Tell the students that the play they are about to read was written nearly 2,500 years ago and is considered one of the greatest Greek tragedies ever written.

Regardless of which version of the play you decide to use, select students to read the speaking parts (including Oedipus, Queen Jocasta, Creon, Teiresias, a Priest, First Messenger, Second Messenger, and the Herdsman), while the rest of the class will play the Chorus.


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