The original text
Written in 1887, the play was adapted from one of Chekhov's own short stories,and is described in English as as a vaudeville about an old actor and his prompter in a theatre after the lights go out.
Translations and adaptations
Originally translated into English as Swan Song by Marian Fell and published, with an introduction by Fell, in 1912 by Charles Scribner's Sons. A sound recording of the English play by was made by Alan Davis Drake and published as an audiobook in 
Since then translated and adapted into English a number of times, including a celebrated adaptation for radion by by Michael Frayn performed by Paul Scofield and Alec McGowan, on BBC Radio 3 on 12 March, 2006 at 18:30, directed by Martin Jenkins. This has since been performed on stage a number of times by various actors.
Also found as Swansong in English.
Performance history in South Africa
World Drama by Allardyce Nicoll, 1947. 683.
The Audiobook by Alan Davis Drake, the Internet Archive.
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