The Persians (1939)

Original id: 
Start date: 
1 January 1939
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Production notes: 
"The dance movement accompanied only by the men's voices singing the words of Aeschylus in English translation, to Greek modal music" (Shawn, 1946, facing p.17). Twenty-five men took part in this danced interpretation of the first chorus of Aeschylus' Persians.
Media of production: 
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Persai (Persians) Aeschylus
Person Role Notes
Eva Palmer-Sikelianos Composer
Ted Shawn Choreographer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
unknown venue (United States)
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Jerome Robbins Dance Collection, Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, New York Archival collection archive
Dance We Must Book library facing p.17
The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas Book library pp. 212-215 Leontis, A. 'Greek Tragedy and Modern Dance. An Alternative Archaeology?'

How to cite this production

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