Oedipus Rex (1945 - 1946)

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Start date: 
18 October 1945
End date: 
31 December 1946
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Production notes: 
Eva Burrill replaced Thorndike as Jocasta in New York.
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Harry Andrews Actor Creon, a shared role
Eva Burrill Actor Jocasta, in New York
George Curzon Actor Creon, a shared role
Marie-Helene Dasté Costumes
Antony Hopkins Composer
Michael McKeag Actor Boy
Laurence Olivier Actor Oedipus
John Piper Set
Ralph Richardson Actor Tiresias
Michel Saint-Denis Producer
Sybil Thorndike Actor Jocasta, in London
Harcourt Williams Actor Tiresias
Cecil Winter Actor Priest
Venue Festival Dates Notes
New Theatre (London, Greater London, England) 18 October, 1945 to 26 April, 1946 in a double bill with R. B. Sheridan's The Critic
Century Theatre (New York City, New York, United States) May 1946
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Tyrone Guthrie: A Biography Book library 193
Greek Tragedy on the American Stage: Ancient Drama in the Commercial Theater, 1882-1994 Book library 40
Thespis: Bulletin of the Greek Center of the ITI. Vols 4-5 (June 1966) Journal library 76, 77
The Old Vic Theatre: A History Book
The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy Book library 309
Living Greek Theatre: A Handbook of Classical Performance and Modern Production Book library 342-344
British Theatre Book library 176, 183-184, 367, 382
Drama, 1945-1950 Book library 46
The Contemporary Theatre, 1944 and 1945 Book library 229-231
Sophocles Revisited: Essays Presented to Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones Book library 298
Drama: The Quarterly Theatre Review. No.123 (Winter 1976) Journal library p.51
The English Theatre Book library 33
The Old Vic Theatre Company in Oedipus and The Critic Programme archive
Oxford Playhouse Programme archive with b&w image
Theatre Arts. November 1952 Magazine library 67
Greek Tragedy and the British Stage, 1566-1997 Print-out archive 130
Dionysus Since 69: Greek Tragedy at the Dawn of the Third Millennium Book library 316-317, 374
Tyrone Guthrie on Acting Book 49
Ralph Richardson: An Actor's Life Book library 324, 157-161
Sybil Thorndike: A Life in the Theatre Book 162
The Old Vic in Photographs Book library 56-59
Engagements with Greek Drama and Homeric Epic on BBC Radio in the 1940s and 1950s Thesis library 75
Oedipus and The Critic: New Theatre Programme archive
Oedipus and The Critic: New Theatre Programme archive
Whispers from the Wings (interview with Sybil Thorndike) Print-out archive
Print-out of programme: Oedipus by Sophocles Print-out archive

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