Oedipus Rex - Sophocles, J.E. Thomas hmm... what to say...

This may be a fine example of literary history's first use of foreshadowing... but by modern standards, the foreshadowing was a bit heavy.

Once you understand the basics of oedipus' story (...you know...), the next several scenes are just the trainwreck in slow motion. This may have been more fun to see performed (a great actor could KILL with oedipus), but on the page, it's just kind of dry.

..that being said, I've read Antigone (the third of the three plays Sophocles wrote about Oedipus) and thought it was awesome.