Antigone (1845)

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2 January 1845
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The 'Mendelssohn Antigone', first produced in German in Potsdam in 1841 (ID 631), inspired productions in Paris in 1844 (ID 632), in London in 1845 (ID 563), and in Dublin, Edinburgh and New York in 1845 (see ID 8273). J. J. C. Donner's German translation, which had been used in the 1841 production, was translated by Bartholomew for the English language productions.
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
John Macfarren Set
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Edward Stirling Director
John Vandenhoff Actor Creon
Charlotte Vandenhoff Actor Antigone
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Covent Garden (London, Greater London, England) 2 January, 1845
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914 Book library 430, 574
Greek Tragedy on the American Stage: Ancient Drama in the Commercial Theater, 1882-1994 Book library 11
Inszenierung der Antike: das Griechische Drama auf der Bühne der Neuzeit Book library 401; 89
The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy Book library 287
Talfourd's Ancient Greeks in the Theatre of Reform Offprint archive 292
Living Greek Theatre: A Handbook of Classical Performance and Modern Production Book library 331
Listing of Greek tragedy productions by time periods Listing archive
History of Greek Play Production in American Colleges and Universities from 1881 to 1936 Photocopy library 3
Antigone Analysed Article archive
The Antigone of Sophocles Chapter archive
Medea in Performance, 1500-2000 Book library 81
Some of Helen Faucit's poses as Antigone, from Sir Frederick William Burton's sketchbook Image archive
The Greek Muse (Helen Faucit as Antigone) by Sir Frederick William Burton Image archive
Scene from Antigone, at Covent Garden Theatre Photocopy archive
Helena Faucit, Lady Martin Photocopy archive
Alcestis on the British stage Photocopy archive 293-294
Greek Tragedy and the British Stage, 1566-1997 Print-out archive 123
Who Needs Greek? Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism Book library 112
Annals of the New York Stage Book archive
The London Theatre, 1811-1866: Selections from the Diary of Henry Crabb Robinson Photocopy archive 175
Agamemnon in Performance: 458 BC to AD 2004 Book library 140, 147, 157
Offprint : chapter by Edith Hall : 1845 and all that : singing Greek tragedy on the London stage Offprint archive
Offprint : chapter by Edith Hall : 1845 and all that : singing Greek tragedy on the London stage Offprint archive
Theorising Performance Book library 34 E. Fischer-Lichte, 'Performance as Event - Reception as Transformation'

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