RARE! 1939, Royal Theatre, Athens, Greece, Jacinto Benavente, The Bonds of Interest, Theatre Program, Eleni Papadaki


Jacinto Benavente y Martínez (1866 – 1954) was one of the foremost Spanish dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the 1922 Nobel Prize in Literature for the happy manner in which he has continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama.

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Royal Theatre in Athens, Greece

Jacinto Banavente

The Bonds of Interest

Translated by P. Prevelakis

Theatrical Season 1939/1940

Wednesday, November 29, 1939

Original Program


Eleni Papadaki, Georgios Glinos, etc.

Published by Pyrsos A.E. in Athens

Pages 28

Original Paper Wraps

24cm x 17cm (approx. 9,7inch. x 6,8inch.)


The Royal Theater (today’s  National Theater of Greece) was commissioned by King George I and designed by the architect Ernst Ziller. It was built between 1895 and 1901, but went bankrupt in 1908 and was forced to close. The building was renovated in 1930 and 1931 under the supervision of the set designer Kleovoulos Klonis. Angelos Vlachos became the first director. It reopened in 1932. Dimitris Horn made his debut at the theater in 1941. Maria Callas played in Tosca from August 27 to September 2, 1942. Alexis Minotis was the long-time director. Melina Mercouri was briefly involved in the theatre in 1944, but was viewed as clumsy. A special feature in the 1960s was that it had a professional choir.

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