The Thebans (1991 - 1992)

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Start date: 
25 October 1991
End date: 
31 December 1992
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Linda Bassett Actor Ismene
Alan Burrett Lighting
Andrea Cox Sound
Neil Crowley Academic Adviser assisted with the Greek text
Charmian Hoare Singer
Paul Kiernan Actor Haemon
Sue Lefton Choreographer
Linda Marlowe Actor Jocasta
Gerard Murphy Actor Oedipus
Adrian Noble Director
Alison Owen Stage Manager
Joanne Pearce Actor Antigone
Clifford Rose Actor Tiresias
John Shrapnel Actor Creon
Oliver Taplin Academic Adviser advised on Greek drama
Ultz Designer
Andrew Wade Singer
Matthew Warchus Dramaturg
Margaret Williamson Academic Adviser assisted with the Greek text
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Swan Theatre (Stratford-upon-Avon, County of Warwickshire, England) 24 October, 2001 Oedipus Tyrannos premièred on 25 October, Oedipus at Kolonos and Antigone on 26 October
Barbican Arts Centre (London, Greater London, England) 26 August, 1992
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
The Thebans Programme archive
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics. Vol.04.1 (Spring 1996) Journal library 176ff.; b&w images at 150 and 151 555
Antike Dramentheorien und ihre Rezeption Book library 264-265
The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy Book library 318-319
Sophocles' Oedipus Plays: The Thebans Flyer archive
The mother of all murders Newspaper cutting archive
Hecuba by Euripides Programme archive
Videotape of The Late Show discussion of Greek tragedy Videotape archive
The Greeks Review archive
Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannos, Oedipus at Kolonos, Antigone Book library
Sophocles' Oedipus plays: The Thebans Programme archive
Oedipus Tyrannos Translation archive
For The Thebans programme Essay archive
Letter from Kathy Elgin to Oliver Taplin Correspondence archive
Oedipus wrecks Newspaper cutting archive
Complex Oedipus Newspaper cutting archive
Conflict in the hands of the gods Newspaper cutting archive
Dionysus Since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium Book library 153, 365-366, 397-398
John Shrapnel as Creon, Clifford Rose as Tiresias with the Chorus Postcard archive
Oedipus Tyrannos Photocopy archive front page
JACT Review. No.24 (Autumn 1998) Journal library 9
Sunday Times - Michael Ward B&W photograph archive
The Royal Shakespeare Company in Oedipus Tyrannos Ticket archive
The Royal Shakespeare Company in Oedipus at Colonos/Antigone Ticket archive
Sophocles' Oedipus plays: The Thebans Cast list & credits archive

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