Dear Brutus

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Dear Brutus by Scottish dramatist J.M. Barrie [1] (1860-1937). A play about **. Written in 1917.

Performance history in South Africa

It was first produced in South Africa in 1922 at the Opera House in Pretoria, starring Madge Fabian.

1948: It was the play chosen for the first English production done by NTO and was directed for them by Leontine Sagan and featuring Siegfried Mynhardt as Lob. Others in the cast were Lorna Cowell, Vivien Drummond, Honor Edmonds, Hazel Casson, Mary Mitchell, Cecil Cartwright, Frank Wise, Robert Courtney, Oswald van Blerk and Enone Murray. Sets designed and built by Cecil Pym, costumes by Else Uhlmann and Joyce Burch. The production premièred in February 1948 at the Little Theatre in Cape Town, before going on a national tour with the Afrikaans play Altyd My Liefste (a translation of Lessing's Minna von Barnhelm). The NTO production had 134 performances on its tour through the country, closing in Johannesburg in July 1948.

Translations and adaptations


Inskip, 1977. p 21.

Theatre programme (NTO).

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