The original text
First performed on 20 May 1951 at the Théâtre de Poche in Paris.
Translations and adaptations
Translated as The Lesson in English, it was produced in South Africa by ** in 19*.
Performance history in South Africa
1975: Produced in Afrikaans as Die Les by the Stellenbosse Eksperimentele Teater at the Libertas Theatre 1 and 2 August 1975, with Ben Dehaeck, Juanita Swanepoel, Madeleine Heyns, Philip du Plessis and Niel Geldenhuys.
1979: A Don Maguire Production featured The Chairs and The Lesson in An Evening with Ionesco at the Baxter Theatre Studio. Directed by Barbara Maguire, the cast included Barbara Maguire, Sandra Williams and Don Maguire.
Lantern, 9(2):192-197. Dec 1959.
Rinie Stead, 1985b
Theatre programme: An Evening with Ionesco, 1975.
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