Disraeli

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Disraeli is a play by Louis N. Parker (1852-1944). It was commissioned by actor George Arliss and premiered at Wallack's Theatre in New York City on 18 September 1911. There were two film versions both starring George Arliss, a silent one directed by Henry Kolker in 1921 and an early sound one directed by Alfred E. Green. An even earlier 1916 silent version was directed by Percy Nash and Charles Calvert and featured Dennis Eadie in the leading role.

Performance history in South Africa

1918 - In South Africa it was staged at the Standard Theatre in Johannesburg on 5 August 1918. The cast included Frank Cellier (Benjamin Disraeli), Florence Glossop-Harris (Lady Beaconsfield), Dorothy Peters (Mrs. Noel Travers), Freda Godfrey (Lady Clarissa), Derrick Neville (Viscount Deeford), John Cairns (Hugh Meyers), Laurence Sydney (Sir Michael Probert), Laurence Tyndall (Foljambe). It was produced by Ralph Kimpton.

Sources

Rand Daily Mail, 6 August 1918

S.A. Jewish Chronicle, 9 August 1918

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disraeli_(play)

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