In the Shadow of the Glen
Also known as The Shadow of the Glen
The original text
Set in an isolated cottage in County Wicklow in what was then the present day (c. 1903), the play
It was the first of Synge's plays to be performed on stage, opening at the Molesworth Hall, Dublin, on October 8, 1903.
Published in Collected Plays by John M. Synge (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books) in 1952.
Translations and adaptations
A free Afrikaans translation and radical adaptation of Synge's work called Onder die Brandberg (lit: "Under the burnt mountain"), was done by Temple Hauptfleisch (1945-) in the late 1970s, turning it into a full-length play and transferring the time to the 1970s and the setting to an isolated farm the Karoo. Though performed in 1980/81, the text is unpublished.
Performance history in South Africa
Photographs of scenes from the play held by NELM.
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