Kiss of the Spiderwoman

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Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Spanish: El beso de la mujer araña) [1] is a 1983 stage adaptation by Argentine author Manuel Puig (1932-1990) [2] of his novel of the same name. English translation by Alan Baker.

The original text

Kiss of the Spider Woman is a 1976 novel. It depicts the daily conversations between two cellmates in an Argentine prison, Molina and Valentín, and the intimate bond they form in the process. (Wikipedia [3])

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1989: Staged by NAPAC, directed by Murray McGibbon.

2009: Presented by The Company (probably KickstArt Theatre Company) at the Catalina Theatre, directed by Clare Mortimer, November 2009.


Theatre programme (2009 production) accompanied by press and internet reviews held by NELM Location: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 19. 26.

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