The heroic drama Oedipus: A Tragedy, is an adaption of Sophocles' Oedipus the King, written by John Dryden and Nathaniel Lee. After being licensed in 1678 and published in 1679, it became a huge success on stage during the Restoration period.
Read more about Oedipus (Dryden): Career and Reputation of Oedipus, A Tragedy, Composition of Oedipus, A Tragedy in Comparison With Sophocles's Oedipus
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