#2. HOW and WHEN is the CHORUS able to change the direction the plot is taking? or…. WHEN does the CHORUS have a direct affect on what is going on? Again, You MUST include EITHER specific moments from the play, or supporting quotes from the play as part of your answer. Either must be appropriately cited – line number, scene, etc.
#3. A tragic flaw is defined this way: “…the character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy.” If that is so, WHAT might Oedipus’ tragic flaw be? And how specifically does it lead to his downfall? You MUST include EITHER specific moments from the play, or supporting quotes from the play as part of your answer. Either must be appropriately cited – line number, scene, etc.
#4. If you were going to represent the story of the SPHINX in your production of Oedipus, HOW would you choose to represent it? Over the years, there’ve been many different representations of this beastie, so your assignment is to find a picture of one – online, wherever – and tell me WHY this particular image works for the story of Oedipus.
#5. Finally, if you were going to stage a production of Oedipus, Rex, WHICH type of theater space would you choose? Your choices: Proscenium, Thrust, or Arena And, WHY ?
Hint: This question deals with your knowledge of the various theater spaces and why someone would choose to utilize them. Reference to the various philosphies governing the different theater space types, and match it to your artistic vision. Don’t worry about things like audience sightlines, moving scenery on and off. Focus solely on your artistic vision.