9 August 1881
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Translation and adaptation by Jules Lacroix, music by Edmond Membrée. With Mounet-Sully as Oedipe, Henri Maubant as Tiresias and Emilie Lerou as Jocaste. This production featured a chorus of four. The Paris performances were followed by an extensive tour and revivals throughout Europe. See production ID 9412 for the 1885-85 performance seen by Freud. Drawings and plates are available on Gallica, retrieved from http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84055344 as well as a sketch of the painted backdrop retrieved from http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b90067685 (19/04/2012). About the music composed by Edmond Membrée for the choral odes and its reception, see Mention, Léon. Edmond Membrée, compositeur valenciennois. 1908 pp.17-26 available online http://archive.org/stream/edmondmembre1800ment#page/18/mode/2up (19/04/2012).
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