21 March 1844
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
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). Online iconography is available on Gallica: Créon mourning on Hémon's body with sketches of costumes http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8402777n and performance poster http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8436592q (20/04/2012).
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