Herr Sleeman kommer

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A Swedish one-act play (English: Mr Sleeman is Coming), by Hjalmar Bergman. The tale of an orphaned young woman, urged by her aunts to marry a rich old man.

Translations and adaptations

1953: January (January 1997) writes that a full-length English play entitled Mr Sleeman is Coming by Denis Rhodes Granger was produced for the Worcester Dramatic Society in 1953, directed by Granger himself. This is most probably a mistake and the play used was the English translation of the Bergman one-act play.

1963: Translated into Afrikaans as Meneer Sleeman Kom (most probably from the English) by Leonora Nel.

Performance history in South Africa

1949: Mr Sleeman is Coming was presented by the University of Cape Town’s University Dramatic Society (sponsors) at the Little Theatre in October, directed by Arnold Pearce.

1963: Meneer Sleeman Kom was first produced by PACT, as a double bill with Die Skuld van Oedipus, in 1963, in the Pretoria National Theatre. Directed by Leonora Nel, with Kita Redelinghuijs, Leonora Nel, Vicki Vosloo/Phyllis Punt, Ernst Eloff and Jannie Gildenhuys.


Wikipedia [1].

Inskip, 1972. p.136.

PACT Report 1963/64.

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