11 April 1960
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
Before the performance of Dyskolos there was a curtain-raiser entitled Hostage of the Ages, a recitation by Southampton schoolchildren of the Nausicaa episode from the Odyssey in a variety of translations ranging from Chapman to Bérard and Rieu. The schoolchildren who performed Dyskolos were drawn from six local grammar schools.
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