Rare, 1956, Melina Mercouri, Kotopouli Theatre, Athens, Greece, Performance Program, Jean Anouilh


The Lark (French: L’Alouette) is a 1952 play about Joan of Arc by the French playwright Jean Anouilh. It was presented on Broadway in English in 1955, starring Julie Harris as Joan and Boris Karloff as Pierre Cauchon.

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Rare 1956 Theatre Program


Marika Kotopouli Theatre Athens, Greece

Jean Annouilh



Published in Athens by Minos in 1956

With Melina Mercouri

Original Paper Binding

Pages 20 including cover pages

21cm x 14cm (approx. 8,4inch. x 5,6inch.)



Marika Kotopouli (Greek: Μαρίκα Κοτοπούλη; 1887 – 1954) was a Greek stage actress during the first half of the 20th century.

Maria Amalia “Melina” Mercouri (1920–1994) was a Greek actress, singer, activist, and politician. She came from a political family that was prominent over multiple generations. She received an Academy Award nomination and won a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for her performance in the film Never on Sunday (1960). Mercouri was also nominated for one Tony Award, three Golden Globes and two BAFTA Awards in her acting career. In 1987 she was awarded a special prize in the first edition of the Europe Theater Prize. She was the first female Minister of Culture and Sports and the longest-lived Minister of Culture in Greece – serving during the years 1981-89 and 1993 until her death in 1994, in all PASOK governments. Mercouri’s political activism included her long campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles. One of her greatest achievements was the establishment of the European Capitals of Culture, with Athens chosen as the first capital in 1985.

Irene Papas, born Eirini Lelekou (1929 – 2022)[ 4] was a Greek actress and singer who starred in over 70 films in a career spanning more than 50 years. She gained international recognition through such popular award-winning films as The Guns of Navarone (1961), Zorba the Greek (1964) and Z (1969).

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