French Without Tears

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French Without Tears is a comic play written by British dramatist Terence Rattigan [1], (1911-1977) in 1936.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

It was made into a film of the same name in 1940, directed by Anthony Asquith.

Performance history in South Africa

1941: Mary Holder directed a production of the Cape Town Combined Dramatic Societies at the Little Theatre in May.

1942. Troop show Johannesburg Repertory Society, produced by Nan Munro at the Standard Theatre.

1948: Produced by Brian Brooke starring Anthony Drake.

Staged by the Anchor Players in the Recreation Hall in the East Yard, Simon's Town between 1947 and 1957.


Wikipedia [ ].

Theatre programme (Johannesburg Reps production) held by NELM Location: [Collection: THEATRE PROGRAMMES]: 2012. 242. 1. 62

Inskip, 1972. p.126.

Brooke 1978. p. 178.

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