|Series name||Productions: Oedipus the King|
This is the prologue of Tara Arts’ adaptation of Sophocles’ play ‘Oedipus the King’. Director Jatinder Verma and the all-Asian cast presented a unique adapation of the Greek classic by exploring Oedipus’ journey as an immigrant to Thebes.
|Date of Creation / Publication||1991|
|Associated Person/ Organisation|
|Collection and Reference Number||Tara Arts Collection (GB 2661 TA)|
|Access to originals||The originals belong to Tara Arts.|
|Series notes||In 1991, Tara Arts adapted Sophocles' Greek tragedy, Oedipus the King for an Asian cast. In this production Director, Jatinder Verma focuses on Oedipus' journey as an immigrant to Thebes and illustrates the difficulties facing an immigrant in a strange land as a way of commenting on the difficulties facing ethnic minorities in Britain. The cast include: Anthony Bunsee as Creon and Messenger, Vincent Ebrahim as Oedipus, Cuckoo Parameswaram as Tiresias and Shepherd, Janet Steel as Jocasta and Antigone, and Merlin Shepherd as the Musician. Anthony Bunsee, Cuckoo Parameswaram and Janet Steel all took part in the chorus. The production team include: Director, Jatinder Verma, Merlin Shepherd, Music and Designer, Magdelen Rubalcava. The play opened in London from 12-28 March at the Tara Arts Centre and toured nationally and internationally from April to June 1991.|
|Collection notes||The Tara Arts collection consists mainly of digitised material which relates to their productions and includes items such as flyers, programmes, scripts, photographs, stage and costume drawings and information about the organisations history.|