Three Wise Fools

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Three Wise Fools is a comedy in three acts by American playwright Austin Strong (1881-1952)[].

The original text

Produced at the Criterion Theatre on 31 October, 1918, and published in Ottawa by Geo. H. Popham, limited in 1919.

Translations and adaptations

Filmed as a silent film in 1923 and as a sound film in 1946.

Translated into Afrikaans and adapted to a Cape Town setting, as Drie Wyse Dwase (or on occasion Die Drie Wyse Dwase) by C. de Wet Marais om 1937.

Performances in South Africa

1937: Produced in Afrikaans as Die Drie Wyse Dwase in the Afrikanerkoffiehuis, Cape Town, by K.A.T. during June, directed by Johanna van Vuuren. It opened on 15 June, with a cast that included Herman Steytler, Oloff de Villiers, Urbane Kenney, Hilda Latsky, Irma Cluver, J.J. Blom, André de Wet, Peter Wissing, Ben Swart, Steph Smeda and Piet du Toit.


Nel, 1972

Facsimile version of the 1919 published text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[1]

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