A Phoenix too Frequent
A Phoenix too Frequent (1936) is a comedy by English poet and playwright Christopher Fry (1907-2005) .
Published by Oxford University Press, 1949.
Translated into Dutch by Bert Voeten entitled Ales een phoenix. Published by De Beuk, 1957.
Performance history in South Africa
19**: Fred Engelen directed a play-reading of A Phoenix too Frequent for the CAPAB Library Players, with Val Donald (Dynamene), Anne Porter (Doto) and Fitz Morley (Tegeus-Chromis), which was performed in libraries across the Cape Province, as far as the Eastern Cape.
1972: In 1972 it ran as a lunch-hour presentation at The Space (Cape Town), directed by Robin Malan. The cast consisted of Yvonne Bryceland, Val Donald and Christopher Prophet, with Alastair Johnstone as stage manager and lighting designer.
Photographs held by NELM (1977 production):[Collection: MANN, Bruce]: 2008. 2. 3. 37.
UTS theatre pamphlet
Teater SA, 1(3), 1969.
National Arts festival programme, 1990. p.135.
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