Jupiter Laughs

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Jupiter Laughs is A. J. Cronin's 1940 play in three acts about a doctor and his love interest, who hopes to become a medical missionary. The play was first staged in Glasgow at the King's Theatre and starred Henry Longhurst, Catherine Lacey and James Mason. In 1940, it opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre and starred Alexander Knox and Jessica Tandy. Film adaptations include Shining Victory, with James Stephenson and Geraldine Fitzgerald, and Ich suche Dich ("I Seek You") with O.W. Fischer and Anouk Aimée.

Published by Collancz, 1941.

Translations and adaptations

The play was translated into Afrikaans by ?, entitled Die Gode Lag. The typewritten translation is available at the Stellenbosch University Library, Manuscripts Section. Reference 31/17/9.

Performance history in South Africa

1945: Die Gode Lag was presented by K.A.T. in the Hofmeyr Hall, Cape Town, opening 2 August 1945, directed by Lily-Jean Satusky, starring Hilda Latsky, Frans van der Colff, Marguerite I. Murray, Gideon Horn, Mary Murray, I.J. Malherbe, Cornelia Conradie, Herman Steytler, Kobus van der Colff, Rykie Heydenrich and Maudie Moore.

1949: Jupiter Laughs presented by East London Technical College Drama Club.


Wikipedia [1].

Trek 10(4):15, 1945.

Arts Theatre Club archive held by George Mountjoy. Return to J in Plays 2 Foreign Plays

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