Preceded by Chekhov’s THE PROPOSAL [qv].
Cast & Crew
|1st Guard (Jonas)||Thomas Heathcote|
|2nd Guard (A Corporal)||Hugh Stewart|
|3rd Guard||George Cooper|
|Presented by||The Old Vic Company|
|Presented by arrangement with||Bronson Albery|
|Presented in association with||The Arts Council of Great Britain|
|Assistant stage manager||Stella Chitty|
|Stage Director||David Kentish|
|Stage Manager||Douglas Murchie|
|Stage Manager||Jane Shirley|
The play is based on Sophocles’ classical Greek tragedy of the same name, which formed the final part of a trilogy about the Oedipus legend.
Anouilh’s version was first produced in Paris in 1942 at the time of the Nazi Occupation, which gave its theme a poignant topicality. It has been suggested that the Nazis allowed the play to be performed because they saw Creon as a convincing portrayal of a Fuhrer.
A double bill with THE PROPOSAL
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