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Mary Morris, Peter Ustinov and Alec Guinness in ' ANTIGONE '


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by Jean Anouilh
Adapted for radio by Merlin Thomas and Frank Hauser from the translation by Lewis Gelantiere
Produced by Frank Hauser
All sorts of very odd things have been said about Jean Anouilh's play Antigone, first played in Paris in 1944, but it it really a perfectly simple, straightforward tragedy..... He takes the Greek story of Antigone and tells it as a Greek story — the scene is still Thebes — but with deliberate anachronisms, so that the characters speak much as they would today. In much the same way Racine made his characters from antiquity use the French of the seventeenth century. M.T.


Unknown: Jean Anouilh
Unknown: Merlin Thomas
Unknown: Frank Hauser
Translation By: Lewis Gelantiere
Produced By: Frank Hauser
Chorus: Alec Guinness
Creon, King of Thebes: Peter Usrtinov
His nieces:Antigone: Mary Morris
His nieces:Ismene: Catherine Campbell
Haemon, his son: Denholm Elliott
Nurse: Dorothy Summers
First guard: Malcolm Hayes
Second guard: Dafydd Havard
Third guard: Eric Francis
Messenger: David Enders

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Mary Morris, Peter Ustinov and Alec Guinness in ' ANTIGONE '

Third Programme, 24 July 1953 21.10

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