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Letter - Lili Sigalas to Desmond Connor, Draft, 14 Oct 1950 Document Reg. No: HT 2728

Draft letter of translation by Lili Sigalas to Desmond Connor, Director of the Union Theatre, Melbourne University, it is dated 14 October 1950. Lili was completing the translation on behalf of Nicos Dimitracopoulos, Director of the Athens National Theatre. The letter is in relation to a proposed performance of Antigone.

In 1951 Nicos Dimitracopoulos directed a production of Sophocles' 'Antigone' in modern Greek at the Union Theatre at Melbourne University. A theatrical milestone, it 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.

Lili Sigalas migrated to Australia in 1922 to marry Letho Sigalas. She and Letho moved in a very sociable set, composed of her own young Greek cousins. Lili also travelled abroad frequently, and was active in the Melbourne Greek community.
Blue paper, folded, written in black ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.6 cm (Width), 17.7 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: theatre, theatrical performances, immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, correspondence
Themes this item is part of: Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Sigalas Family Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: theatre
Inscriptions: Extensive text
Sender: Mr Nicos Dimitracopoulos, Australia, 14 Oct 1950
Translator: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 Oct 1950
Addressed To: Mr Desmond Connor - University of Melbourne Union Theatre, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 14 Oct 1950

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