1 January 1556
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
"Edippo tragedia" was both the first performed and first printed vernacular version of Oedipus story in the Renaissance. It was printed twice, in 1565, once in Padua and once in Venice. It was also performed twice, first in Padua in 1556 or 1560, and a second time in Vicenza in 1561 (Fabrizio 1995, 178). Anguillara's Edippo was condemned by his contemporaries for the many additions to Sophocles' text. It mainly imitates Seneca's Oedipus, but is also reminiscent of Statius' Thebaid and Euripides' Phoenician Women (Zanin 2008). The productions included music and dance (the printed wordbook to the production includes the comment 'con cori e balletti').
Media of production:
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)