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Sophocles is on today, and his play is called Oedipus Tyrannus. Oedipus the Tyrant? You don't like tyrants here in Athens.

The stage has filled up suddenly - there are people limping, crawling, shuffling towards the building at the back.

You realise that's the palace of Thebes where Oedipus lives! They look a right miserable bunch - let's hope Oedipus can do something for them! You must shut up now, the palace doors are opening - there's someone coming out ......

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