RARE! 1938, Royal Theater, Athens, Greece, Moliere, Scapin the Schemer, Theatre Program, Photis Kontoglou


Scapin the Schemer (French: Les Fourberies de Scapin) is a three-act comedy of intrigue by the French playwright Molière. The title character Scapin is similar to the archetypical Scapino character (escape artist). The play was first staged on 24 May 1671 in the theatre of the Palais-Royal in Paris.

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The Royal Theatre in Athens, Greece

Theatrical Season 1937/1938


Les Fourberies de Scapin — Scapin the Schemer

Wednesday, February 9, 1938

Original Program

Translated by Photis Kontoglou

With: Vaso Manolidou, Miranda Myrat, 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 Theatre 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 theatre 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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