RARE! 1938, Royal Theater, Athens, Greece, Heinrich von Kleist, The Prince of Homburg, Theatre Program, Alexis Minotis


The Prince of Homburg (German, in full : Prinz Friedrich von Homburg oder die Schlacht bei Fehrbellin) is a play by Heinrich von Kleist written in 1809–10, but not performed until 1821, after the author’s death. The title relates to the real Prince of Homburg at the Battle of Fehrbellin in 1675, Friedrich von Hessen-Homburg (1633–1708), but beyond the name and place there is little if any resemblance between the Romantic character in the play and the eponymous Friedrich, a successful professional soldier of many years’ standing.

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Heinrich von Kleist

The Prince of Homburg

Royal Theater in Athens, Greece
Theatrical Season 1937/1938
Wednesday, March 16, 1938

Attached also the original ticket

Original Program


Eleni Papadaki, Alexis Minotis,etc.

Published by Pyrsos A.E. in Athens

Pages 24

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 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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