The Gospel at Colonus (1985)

Original id: 
2049
Start date: 
11 September 1985
End date: 
29 September 1985
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Adaptation
Production notes: 
Broadcast on 8 Nov 1985, the television channel WNYC 830 AM 93.9 FM, as part of the American Music Theater Festival, Philadelphia. Breuer's adaptation, which is based on Robert Fitzgerald's translation of the play, also incorporates passages from Robert Fitzgerald and Dudley Fitts' translations of Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone.
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres
Television
Languages: 
English

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Kirk Browning Director
Clarence Fountain Actor Oedipus
Morgan Freeman Actor Messenger
David Horn Producer
Carl Lumbly Actor Theseus
Isabell Monk Actor Antigone
Yvonne Smith Producer
Bob Telson Composer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
unknown venue (United States)
unknown venue (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States) 11 September, 1985 to 28 September, 1985 American Music Theater Festival. Recording broadcast on 8 Nov. 1985
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
The Gospel at Colonus - videotape of TV production Videotape archive
Videotape containing extracts of productions used by Helene Foley for APGRD lecture Videotape archive
Ritual and Religion in Modern Sophocles Thesis library
ARION Winter 2016 23.3 Journal library 148 In Avi Sharon's review, 'Antigones in New York', pp. 145-50.

How to cite this production

The Gospel at Colonus (1985), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/2049 <5 October 2022>