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This edition: The Vision Quest: Myth and Symbolism in Drama





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Episode Details

This episode explores how myths and symbols in literature transcend both time and culture. It examines Sophocles's Oedipus for myths and symbols that reflect ancient Greek culture and contemporary cultures. It also shows how the myth of Oedipus influenced literature and other areas of thought up to the present day. Also in this program, playwright, director, and artistic designer David Hunsaker discusses his work with Native Americans in Alaska and his theater group, Naa Kahidi. Mr. Hunsaker discusses how ancient Greek myth and Native Alaskan myth have many common themes.