A trans-mixed antique tragedy
If you slay two mating snakes, you will be changed from a man into a woman – or vice-versa. Or this is how the myth goes. The blind prophet Tiresias therefore knows both sexes, his experiential horizon is unearthly. Through him, Oedipus understands that he is his father’s murderer and his mother’s lover. In Sophocles’ ‹Oedipus Rex›, he has a supporting role. Director Leonie Böhm puts Tiresias in the spotlight – the all-knowing entity who would rather not know the things he does. Would he be the better king? Known for her pointed adaptations of the classics, she was invited to the 2020 Theatertreffen with ‹Medea*›.
Together with our dramaturgy team, Basel’s arts centre Bider and Tanner has been curating the bookstall for our performances for many years. The wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues and even sheet music is now available 24/7 in the online shop. It’s worth taking a regular look.
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