In Theatre Street

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In Theatre Street by H.R. Lenormand (Henri-René Lenormand, 1882-1951). Originally written in French as Crépuscule du Théâtre, first produced in the Théâtre des Arts, Paris on 14 December, 1934 and published in 1935.

The topic of the play could be seen as propaganda on behalf of the stage against the cinema.

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society, produced by Donald Inskip in the Little Theatre, October 1946, with Sybil Dee, Sidney Wray, E. Clifford Jones, Dorothy Kendal-Grimston, Alfred Faclier, Werner Ochs, Shelagh Cox, Helene van Heerden, Hugh White, Norman Kaye, John Becker.

Performed by the East Rand Theatre Club in 1950. Directed by Leontine Sagan.

Translations and adaptations

Translated from the French into English by Ashley Dukes [1], published in Famous Plays of 1937 (Samuel French in New York, and Victor Gollancz in London).


McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama Volume 1 (edited by Stanley Hochman) p. 260[2]

South African Opinion, 3(9):20, 1946.

Trek, 11(8):18, 1946.

Tucker, 1997.

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