Medea (1947 - 1948)

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Start date: 
6 October 1947
End date: 
31 December 1948
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Production notes: 
The original production with Anderson as Medea and Gielgud as Jason (ID 29) toured to London in 1948 without Anderson (ID 1657), returning to New York in 1949 with Henry Brandon as Jason (ID 3414), and touring Europe in 1951 (ID 2530).
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Judith Anderson Actor Medea, a Tony Award-winning performance
Ben Edwards Set
Ben Edwards Set Designer
John Gielgud Director
John Gielgud Actor Jason, a role taken over by Dennis King
Albert Hecht Actor Creon
Dennis King Actor Jason, replacing Gielgud
Florence Reed Actor Nurse
Tibor Serly Composer
Robert Whitehead Producer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
American National Theater (New York City, New York, United States) 19 October, 1947
Locust Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States) 5 October, 1947 to 17 October, 1947 première
Royale Theatre (United States) 21 March, 1948

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