James K. Baxter extensively referenced classical mythology in his poetry and wrote two plays set in ancient Greece, The temptations of Oedipus and The sore-footed man. Artist Ralph Hotere did a series of watercolour set designs for The temptations of Oedipus. This one includes a list of characters: Oedipus, Antigone, 1st citizen, 2nd citizen, 1st woman, 2nd woman, Theseus, Captain, Ismene and Polyneices.
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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: Acc#: A853
Ink and wash drawing by Ralph Hotere
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Courtesy of the Hotere Foundation Trust