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Antigone

Summary
BBC production of Anouilh’s Antigone in English translation.
Theatre play
Antigone by Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) [more information]
Date of transmission
Tuesday 27 October 1959
Time
8.45-10.00pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Director
Michael Elliott
Playwright
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987)
Translator
Lewis Galantière
Designer
Frederick Knapman
Cast
Rosalind AtkinsonNurse
Edwin BrownThird Guard
Peter HempsonPage
Richard KleeSecond Guard
Sam KyddFirst Guard
Enid LorimerEurydice
James MaxwellMessenger
David McCallumHaemon
Basil SydneyCreon
Dorothy TutinAntigone
Noel WillmanChorus
Jennifer WilsonIsmene

Additional details

Play tags
French drama; Greek drama; Greek myth; tragedy

Audiovisual sources

Title
Antigone (BBC, 1959)
Archive
BBC Information and Archives [more information]
Address

White City
London
UK

Telephone

+44 (0)20 8008 2288

Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/informationandarchives/

Access

BBC Information and Archives is not open to the public.

Print sources

Title
A Brilliant Antigone (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Guardian, 28 October 1959, p. 7
Title
A Harrowing Experience: Intense Flavour of Antigone (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Times, 28 October 1959, p. 4
Title
Broadcasting in the 1950s, 20-22 July 2011: conference report (Blog article)
Author/creator
Amanda Wrigley (Author)
Reference
http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/broadcasting-in-the-1950s-conference, published 5 August 2011
Title
Radio Times, 23 October 1959 (Magazine)
Linking notes
illustrated listing, p. 17; article with photograph, p. 7; cover image of Dorothy Tutin

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