6. Colonus Heterotopos. Theatre as Tragic Inversion of Ritual Order

@inproceedings{Hofmann20126CH,
  title={6. Colonus Heterotopos. Theatre as Tragic Inversion of Ritual Order},
  author={Gert Hofmann},
  year={2012}
}
We begin with Blanchot, and with a cascade of discourses leading us down to place of Oedipus' arrival at Colonus, a deme or district of the polis of Athens, which is in fact the place of origin of Sophocles himself, the author of the so-called Theban Plays Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus Tyrant, and Antigone. The polis of Thebes is the place where tragic fate commences, Colonus, however, the place of ultimate conclusion and katharsis. Oedipus had been ostracized by his political community, ritually… Expand