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Gospel Version of Oedipus Rex #535041

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 1984
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(Studio) Sophocles' authorship of the play "Oedipus Rex "noted. Report on new version of the play given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Details given with regard to putting "Oedipus Rex" to gospel music; result compared to Southern Baptist revival. New play said named "The Gospel at Colonus." Mixture of cultures used in production described. [Author Lee BREUER - comments.] [Composer Bob TELSON - comments.] Casting of play outside Baptist church in Harlem mentioned. Gospel singer Clarence Fountain and singers from Alabama noted to play single role of blinded Oedipus. [FOUNTAIN - comments.]
REPORTER: Jamie Gangel

Brokaw, Tom;
Gangel, Jamie

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