By Order of the Governor

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By Order of the Governor: a romantic play of the Cape of Good Hope in 1798, written by Harold J. Laite.

The original text

Published by Albion Press, 1947.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1957: Presented by Arts Theatre Association, produced by Harold J. Laite and Costa Couvara at the Labia Theatre, August 1957. The cast: Norman Lapedus, Ann Grahame, Gerald Schüller, Patrécia Clayton, W. Roy Wearne, Owen du Preez, Brian Vaughan, Lutz Reichardt, Pamela Mulder, Alan Prior, Jeremy Dix-Hart, Geoffrey Barton, Chris van den Berg, Lionel Spiess, Jack Grutter, Jennifer Moss, Theo van den Heever. Stage management by Peter Canavan, costumes by Jennifer Moss, sets designed and executed by Giuseppe Cappon. Lyrics and music by George Mottram.


By Order of the Governor theatre programme, 1957

NELM catalogue: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 7. 67.

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