Prometheus (1957)

Original id: 
2041
Start date: 
7 August 1957
End date: 
8 August 1957
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Translation
Production notes: 
This recitation was performed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the production of Prometheus at the 1st Delphic Festival in 1927. Bourlos read his part in modern Greek; the Americans Derwin, Philips and Yurka read their parts in English translation. Behind the actors was a group of Oceanids (wearing the masks and costumes from the 1927 production) who offered an interpretation of the play in 'dumb show'. The American translator Edith Hamilton was guest of honour and received the title of Honorary Citizen of Athens.
Media of production: 
Reading/recitation
Languages: 
Greek, Modern (1453-)
English

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Prometheus Bound Aeschylus
Person Role Notes
Giorgos Bourlos Actor
Cl. Derwin Actor
James Elliott Director
M. Philips Actor
Konstantinos A. Psachos Composer
Blanche Yurka Actor
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Ancient Odeion of Herodes Atticus (Athens, Attica, Greece) 7 August, 1957
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Prometheas Desmotis Book library 133
Edith Hamilton Print-out archive
Aeschylus play is seen in Athens Photocopy archive

How to cite this production

Prometheus (1957), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/2041 <28 September 2020>