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Program - Sacrifice of Abraham, 1951 Object Reg. No: HT 2251

Program for the production of Sacrifice of Abraham, in Cretan dialect, performed in Adelaide in 1951. It has been Autographed by the director Nicos Dimitracopoulos, who was director of the Athens National Theatre. It was sent to Lili Sigalas by Dimitracopoulos.

Dimitracopoulos also directed a production of Sophocles' 'Antigone' in modern Greek at the Union Theatre, Melbourne University in 1951. A theatrical milestone, Antigone was probably the first production of Greek tragedy in Greek in Victoria. Lili Sigalas had a minor part in the play, and was instrumental in organising the logistics of the production and was an active interpreter.
Paper program with four pages. The front page has a picture of Nicos Dimitracopoulos and has been signed by him in blue ink. There is extensive text which has been printed in green and is in the Cretan dialect. The picture and text are enclosed by a boarder of green diamonds and circles.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 221 mm (Height), 150 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, theatre, theatrical performances, programmes
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Leisure Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Performing Arts - Theatre
Tertiary Classification: programs
Inscriptions: Extensive text in Cretan dialect, printed in green.
Place & Date of Event: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 10 Aug 1951 - 11 Aug 1951
Organiser of Event: University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 10 Aug 1951 - 11 Aug 1951
Other Association (See Comments): Mr Nicos Dimitracopoulos, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Aug 1951

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User: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Victoria, Australia, 1951

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