James Lodge

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James Lodge (1915-1995). Journalist and dramatist.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

After working full-time as a journalist and editor with first the Pretoria News and then the Cape Argus, Lodge was once considered a very promising writer on the strength especially of his four full-length plays, Andromeda, Earthquake, Strawberry Love and Investigation into the Death of a Greek. However, having written these when already in retirement, he never quite fulfilled his promise. He is also the author of two one-act plays: Have a Heart, Mrs. Dove! (1970) and The Frightened King (1970).

Sources

(See Gosher, 1988) [JH]

Various entries in the NELM catalogue, including a photocopy of his obituary published in the Cape Argus on 4.10.1995.


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