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Programme - 'Antigone', Greek, 1951 Object Reg. No: HT 2729

Program for the 1951 production of Antigone, performed at the Union Theatre, Melbourne University. The program is written in Greek and includes Lili Sigalas in the cast listing playing Eurydice. Directed by Nicos Dimitracopoulos, the play was a reworking of Sophocles' 'Antigone' in modern Greek. 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 had 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.
Foolscap size sheet of paper, typed with details of performances and cast. The text is in Greek.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21 cm (Width), 33.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, theatres, theatrical performances, programmes
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: theatre promotions
Inscriptions: Extensive printed text in Greek.
Place & Date of Event: University of Melbourne (The) Union Theatre, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 31 Mar 1951
Person Named: Mr Nicos Dimitracopoulos, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 31 Mar 1951
Person Named: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 31 Mar 1951

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