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Antigone block

A rather plain poster for John Webster’s The Tragedy of the Duchesse of Malfy sits between two striking woodcut images. In 1964 Roger Collins and Robert Scoliège from the Modern Languages Department organised a performance of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone, based on Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, which was first performed in Athens in the 5th century BC. The Antigone woodcut (with block on display) was executed by John Brown. Pauline Carnegie created the Faustus image for the 1972 performance of Dr Faustus. The large flat bed of the Columbian Press is ideal for producing such large poster images.

Block for Antigone poster, 1964