Joan of Lorraine

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Joan of Lorraine [1], a 1946 play by American playwright Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959) [2], is an experimental play-within-a-play, in which the audience sees a rehearsal where the actors discuss the way in which the characters shall be treated. First performed on Broadway in 1946, starring Ingrid Bergman.

Published by Dramatist's Play Services in 1947.

Translations and adaptations

Made into a film (Joan of Arc) in 1948, starring Ingrid Bergman.

Performance history in South Africa

1947: Directed for the Johannesburg REPS by Muriel Alexander. Performed at the Wits University Great Hall. The cast included P.C. Birkinshaw (Jimme Masters), John Allen (Al), Jose Smith (Tessie), Helen Mackay (Marie), Terence Kernan (Garder), Art Gross (Abbey), Rolfe Futerman (Elling), Hermien Dommisse (Mary Grey), Hudson Clausen (Dollner), Michael Kotzen (Cordwell), Joe Goodman (Quirke), Mina Hunter (Miss Reeves), Cynthia Braude (Miss Sadler), John Monk (Farwell), Vic Sharpe (Noble), David Lander (Sheppard), Alan Darling (Ward), Sidney Cherfas (Jeffson), Alan Maxwell (Kipner), Ken Thorogood (Long), Alfred Brandon (Champlain) and Kenneth Anderson (Smith).


Wikipedia [3].

Johannesburg REPS theatre programme, 1947.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Trek, 12(1):26, 1948.

World Drama by Allardyce Nicoll. Harrap, 1949.

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