All's Well That Ends Well

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All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare.

The original text

Mainly based on the tale of Giletta di Narbona (tale nine of day three) of Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron, the play was written some time 1598 to 1608 and was first published in the First Folio in 1623, where it is listed among the comedies.

Translations and adaptations

In 2000 Rob Amato wrote Gilette & Bertrand, a comedy with music, based only on Boccaccio's original tale and retaining the original character names - but written in a Shakespearean style and language.

Performance history in South Africa

1969: Presented by the Dryden Society [1] on a tour of Lesotho and South Africa from 27 July - 20 September 1969, including performances on 29 and 30 August in the H.B. Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch.


Tour programme (Dryden Society) held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 2. 26

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