Oedipus The King
Sophocles [Ian Johnston, trans.]
I was browsing Audible recently, and discovered that for a very limited time the three Oedipus plays written by Sophocles were free to download. Naturally, I downloaded them immediately, and that night I listened to the first play of the trio, Oedipus The King.
I knew a little about the Oedipus story going in. I knew that he was the son of a king, but had been sent away because of a prophecy that told how he was destined to kill his father and sleep with his mother. I knew that this then backfired, because having not been brought up in their company, Oedipus then did not recognise his parents when it came to killing or sleeping with them. And I knew that Sigmund Freud named his theory that suggests all men want to sleep with their mothers after Oedipus. (I'm sure there is more to Freud's theory than just that, but I'm a musician not a psychologist, so that's basically all I've picked up.)