Antigone (1841)

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28 October 1841
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The 'Mendelssohn Antigone' was first produced in German in Potsdam in 1841 (ID 631), and it 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). A parody of the 1841 German production was staged in Berlin (ID 6846).
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
August Böckh Academic Adviser advised on philological matters
Eduard Devrient Actor Haemon
Johann Jakob Christian Donner Translator
Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1795-1861) oversaw the production
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
K. Stawinsky Director
Ludwig Tieck Dramaturg
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre, 1660-1914 Book library 430, 574
Inszenierung der Antike: das Griechische Drama auf der Bühne der Neuzeit Book library 401; 60; 66-76; 80; 85; 87; 89; 94; 97; 104; 107
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics. Vol.04.1 (Spring 1996) Journal library 157 2306
The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy Book library 286
Talfourd's Ancient Greeks in the Theatre of Reform Offprint archive 292n54
Living Greek Theatre: A Handbook of Classical Performance and Modern Production Book library 300
History of Greek Play Production in American Colleges and Universities from 1881 to 1936 Photocopy library 2
To Archaio Theatro stin Nea Elliniki Skini [The Ancient Theatre on the Modern Greek Stage] Book library 63
I Metafrase tou Archaiou Hellenikou Dramatos se Oles tis Glosses tou Kosmou [The Translation of Ancient Greek Drama in All the Languages of the World] Book library 40, 259
Medea in Performance, 1500-2000 Book library 81, 86
Venom in Verse: Aristophanes in Modern Greece Book library 54
Die Rezeption der Komödien des Plautus und Terenz im 19. Jahrhundert Book 47, 49
Greek Tragedy and the British Stage, 1566-1997 Print-out archive 123
Between Text and Cultural Performance: Staging Greek Tragedies in Germany Photocopy archive 2, 3-5
Offprint : chapter by Edith Hall : 1845 and all that : singing Greek tragedy on the London stage Offprint archive
Theorising Performance Book library 34, 36 Mention E. Fischer-Lichte, 'Performance as Event - Reception as Transformation'
Interrogating Antigone. A postmodern Philosophy and Criticism Book library 329-338 E. Fisher-Lichte, 'Politicizing Antigone'

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