Type
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Description

Destiny; A power that develops events beyond a person's control fate
Excessive pride or self-confidence hubris
Genre intended to make the audience laugh comedy
How the audience or reader feels about the text mood
Group of actors who comment on the action of the play chorus
Genre dealing with sad events and unhappy endings tragedy
A 'medium' or psychic whom prophecy and advice is given oracle
Make secret plans to commit an unlawful or harmful act Conspire
Unverified information based on reports of others Hearsay
The ability to act at one's own discretion Freewill
Major character in a drama, movie, or novel Protagonist
Widespread epidemic, usually disease or destruction Plague
Winged monster of Thebes with a woman's head and a lion's body; has an unsolvable riddle Sphinx
A class of birth distinguished by high rank nobility
Building devoted to worship or dwelling place of the Gods Temple
Prediction of something to come Prophecy
To force to leave by official decree banish

Oedipus the King Word Search

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Description

gods
Plague
Eyes
Servant
Selfish
Leader
Greek
Arrogand
Merope
Polybus
Laius
Thebes
Stabbed
Hubris
Jocasta
Messenger
Shepherd
Prophecy
Oracle
Priest
Oedipus
Sphinx
Tiresias
Creon
Death
Fate
Chorus
Blind
Banish

Oedipus Word Search

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Description

father
wife
mother
adopted
exile
prophecy
apollo
prophet
chorus
riddle
killer
mystery
three roads
thebes
Sphinx
tiresias
Laius
Jocasta
creon
Oedipus

Oedipus Rex Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What was the mountain called on which Oedipus was supposed to die? Cithaeron
Who wrote this play? Sophocles
Who was the blind seer? Tiresias
What literary term describes the term "blind seer"? oxymoron
Who was the savior of the people? Oedipus
Who held the city of Thebes hostage; Oedipus solved her riddle? Sphinx
Where did Oedipus grow up? Corinth
What is the setting of the story? Thebes
Where was the Oracle of Apollo? Delphi
Who believes that prophets and prophecies are nothing to worry about? Jocasta
Who is Oedipus' brother in law? Creon
Who does Oedipus think is trying to get him out of the way to take power? Creon
What is Oedipus' adopted father's name? Polybus
What is Oedipus' adopted mother's name? Merope
What character/group represents the people of Thebes? Chorus
Who is Oedipus' real father Laius
What is Oedipus' daughter's name? Antigone
What is Oedipus' other daughter's name? Ismene

Oedipus the King Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

child of oedipus and jocasta Antigon
Acts as events on stage. Chorus
Oedipus brother in law. (he says he has no desire for kingship) Creon
Creon wife Eurydice
Believes that burial is so important. GRAVESANDTHOMBS
Oedipus other daughter. (Ceron sentences her to die) Ismene
Oedipus wife and mother Jocasta
it begins with Creon return from the oracle at Delphi LIMITSOFFREEWILL
He became king of Thebes before the action of Oedipus the King begin. Oedipus
Oedipus ankles was pinned together on top of the mountain.(where Oedipus got his name) OEDIPUSSWOLLENFOOT:
Oedipus lost this. SIGHTANDBLINDNESS
EX: Jocasta hanging her self SUICIDE
"Stain where the 3 roads meet" THE 3 WAY CROSSROADS
The blind soothsayer of Thebes. He tells Oedipus that he is the murderer he hunts. TIRESIAS
Jocasta and Oedipus do not want to speak the truth. (This is when Jocasta and Oedipus started to get close) Ignore the Truth

Oedipus the King Bingo Cards

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Bingo Cards
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Oedipus
Jocasta
Creon
Oracle
Prophecy
Tiresias
King Laius
Fate
Free Will
Tragic Hero
Hubris
Mount Cithaeron
Polybus
Merope
Swollen foot
Second Messenger
Messenger
Shepherd
Sophocles
Prophet
Chorus
Thebes
Corinth
Sphinx

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OEDIPUS REX Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

king of thebes OEDIPUS
brother- in-law of (1) Creon
queen JOCASTA
Former king laius
former king laius
the blind soothsayer of Thebes Tiresias
place of the story thebes
daughter of oedipus antigone
daughter of oedipus ismene
ruler of thebes creon
writer of the story sophocles
place where the priestess is delphi
Tiresias tells the king that Oedipus himself is the _____ murderer
group of performers who comment with a collective voice on a dramatic action chorus
person who is considered to provide wise and insightful counsel oracle
where supernatural spirits can be contacted crossroads
former name of delphi pytho
ancient city and former municipality of corinthia corinth
king of corinth polybus
where the messenger was a former shepperd in this mountain mount cithaeron
considered Oedipus Rex to be the tragedy which best matched his prescription for how drama should be made aristotle
act of killing one's father patricide
human sexual activities between family members or relatives incest
wrote a notable passage regarding of the destiny of Oedipus as well as the Oedipus complex. Sigmund Freud
greek title Oedipus Tyrannus
referred to a ruler with no legitimate claim to rule, but it did not necessarily have a negative connotation tyrant
head of a human, body of a lion sphinx
genre tragedy
the owner or keeper of a herd of domesticated animals herdsman
unable to see because of injury, disease, or a congenital condition. blind

the Myth of the birth of Oedipus Word Search

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Description

Larus
Jocasta
Ismene
Hanged
Oracle
Thebes
Tiresias
Theseus
Strophe
Shepherd
Servant
Sentry
Selfish
Prophecy
Polyneices
Oedipus
Mythology
Messenger
Leader
King
Hubris
Haemon
Greek
Greece
Fate
Eurydice
Corinth
Colonus
Chorus
Boy
Banish
Arrogant
Antistrophe
Antigone

Elements of Drama Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a list of characters presented before the action begins cast of characters
a long speech spoken by a character to himself, another character, or to the audience monologue
a protagonist with a fatal flaw which eventually leads to his demise tragic hero
thoughts spoken aloud by a character when he/she is alone, or thinks he/she is alone soliloquy
a humorous work of drama comedy
a person or group of people who act as a narrator, commentator, or general audience to the action of the play chorus
a work of literature designed to be performed in front of an audience drama
a division within a play, much like the chapters of a novel act
a serious work of drama in which the hero suffers catastrophe or serious misfortune, usually becuase of his own actions tragedy
italicized comments that identify parts of the setting or the use of props or costumes, give further information about a character, or provide background information; in Shakespeare's plays, these can also appear in brackets, parenthesis, and/or half-brackets stage directions
a division of an act into smaller parts scene
a character who is nearly opposite of another character; the purpose of this is to reveal a stark contrast between the two characters, often the protagonist and the antagonist foil
lines that are spoken by a character directly to the audience aside
a conversation between two or more characters dialogue

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and Shakespeare Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Shakespeare's son whom he named a play after Hamlet
daughter of Cato and Brutus's wife Portia
setting of the play Rome
conspirator that draws Brutus into the conspiracy Cassius
the only conspirator that seen the Feast of Lupercal Casca
"the ides of March" Marchfifteenth
boy servant to Portia and Brutus Lucius
the most honorable man in Rome Brutus
supporters of Pompey MarullusandFlavius
Potential king of Rome Caesar
wife of Caesar Calphurnia
"dumb jock" who loves Caesar MarkAntony
warns Caesar in various occasions Soothsayer
the senator of Rome who Brutus does not want to include in the conspiracy Cicero
conspirator who places the forged letters where Brutus can find them Cinna
Shakespeare's wife AnneHathaway
William Shakespeare's father and a very well known man in Straford JohnShakespeare
Shakespeare was born here StratforduponAvon
one of the most popular acting companies in London whom Shakespeare became apart of in 1594. LordChameberlinsMen
Shakespeare's theater TheGlobe
the act in a tragedy where a character dies ActThree
what does Portia do to show her loyalty to Brutus? stabsherself
flatters Caesar into coming to the capital Decius
the time Act 2 takes place Morning
Cassius is _____ of Caesar Jealous
excessive pride Hubris
the common people support JuliusCaesar
the first time Caesar is seen in Act 1 Scenetwo
Calhpurnia's _____ make her convince Caesar to stay home dreams
sick conspirator that follows Brutus's lead, although he does not know what is going on CaiusLigarius

WESTERN CLASSICAL PLAYS/OPERA Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

hE IS AN ACIENT GREEK TRAGEDIAN SOPHOCLES
MEANS THE KING OF THEBES OEDIPUS
OEDIPUS BROTHER IN LAW CREON
CREON'S WIFE EURYDICE
GOD OR ORACLE OF DELPHI APOLLO
FATHER OF OEDIPUS KING LAIUS
MOTHER AND WIFE OF OEDIPUS JOCASTA
SON OF OEDIPUS POLYNICES
SON OF OEDIPUS ETEOCLES
THE BLIND PROPHET TIRESIAS
OEDIPUS FOSTER FATHER POLYBUS
OEDIPUS FOSTER MOTHER MEROPE
ANTIGONE'S LOVER HAEMON
THE HALF HUMAN HALF LION THAT SYMBOLIZES PLAGUE AND MISFORTUNE SPHINX