Lady Precious Stream
Lady Precious Stream, a four-act comedy by the Chinese playwright S.I. Hsiung.
The original text
Published as Lady Precious Stream, an old Chinese play done in English according to its traditional style in London, 1934.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
October / November 1952: Produced in English by the Port Elizabeth Musical and Dramatic Society (Pemads) at the Little Theatre, (Loubser Hall of the Athenaeum Club) in Port Elizabeth. Produced by Honor Edmonds. Starring Eric White, Robert Fletcher, Marjorie Vereker, Jack Fisher, Bill Turner, Doreen Bellairs, Elaine Campbell, Helen Mann, Patty Stow, W Ferreira, C Christodoulou, C Hayter, R Thomas, Ruth Thomas, Winton Ferreira, Cecil Hayter, Cherry Jackson, Lorraine Victor, Douglas Bailes, Jack Fisher, Alice Bright, Trixie Posner, Hope Minnie, Patricia Syer.
1962: Jonkvrou Edelwater (also referred to as Juffrou Edelwater), by the Chinese playwright Hsiung. It was performed under the auspices of the ICTB as its first play in 1962 in Stellenbosch and at the Hofmeyr Theatre with Tine Balder in the title role, produced by Fred Engelen. Other cast members were Fred le Roux, Ria Olivier, Fanie Smit, Louw Verwey, Gertie Smith-Visser, Cynthia Dekker, Morné Coetzer, Isabel Combrink, Frans Marx, Pieter Fourie, Marie Pentz, Trudie Kok. Fred Engelen and Patrick Mynhardt alternated in some of the roles. The production received mixed reviews.
"Lady Precious Stream" Pemads theatre programme, 1952.
Juffrou Edelwater theatre programme, 1962.
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