A Touch of the Poet

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A Touch of the Poet [1] is a play by American playwright Eugene O'Neill (1888–1953) [2]. First performed on Broadway in 1958.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1961: Produced as a prestige presentation for the National Theatre Organisation by American guest director Margaret Webster, with Marda Vanne (Nora) and Johan Nell (Major Melody) in the leads and also featuring Arthur Hall (Jamie Cregan), Margaret Inglis (Deborah), Fiona Fraser (Sara), Patrick Mynhardt (Mickey), Anthony James (Gadsby), Lee Harris (Patch), Arne Gordon (Dan) and Ronald Shellton (O'Dowd). The production opened at the Alexander Theatre in Johannesburg, then toured the country.


NTO theatre programme, 1961.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Performing Arts, HSRC, 1972.

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