Still Life

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There are three plays with this title:

Still Life by Noël Coward

The original play

A one-act play, written and produced in 1936, it was one of ten short plays known collectively as Tonight at 8:30. They were himself, and to be performed in various combinations as triple bills by Gertrude Lawrence and Noël Coward.

The play was filmed as Brief Encounter by David Lean in 1945. , film as broadcast of his one-act play Still Life (1936)

South African productions

1947: Presented by the Johannesburg Repertory Players, produced by Edith Carter-Johnson and Elsie Levitas in January 1947.

1966: A radio version - apparently called Brief Encounter after the 1945 film based on the play - was broadcast by the SABC in Castle Playhouse on 27 April 1966, starring Marlene Dietrich as "Laura".


South African Opinion, 3(11):20-21, 1947.

Still Life by Emily Mann (1952-)[1]

The original text

South African productions

1983: Directed by Barney Simon at Upstairs at the Market opening 3 January 1983. (NELM: Photographs taken during the production of "Still Life" : Identified in the photographs are : Wilson Dunster, Aletta Bezuidenhout, Fiona Ramsay).


Market Theatre Annual report 1983.

Rand Daily Mail, 21 December 1982, page 8.

Still Life by John Byrne

The original text

One of a set of three plays collectively entitled The Slab Boys Trilogy. The other titles of the trilogy are The Slab Boys and Cuttin' a Rug.

South African productions


Wikipedia [2].

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