1 February 1845
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). J. J. C. Donner's German translation, which had been used in the 1841 production, was translated by Bartholomew for the English language productions. It may well have inspired also another Antigone on June 16 and 17 in Philadelphia (see ID 7142).
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