Living and Laughter

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Living and Laughter is a play by Jo Dunstan (fl. 1970s).

Also known as Living and Laughter: A Shakespearian Programme.

The original text

A compilation of extracts from the works of Shakespeare that takes the Seven Ages of Man speech as a framework, it was first performed in Cape Town in 1977.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1977: Performed by the Imps Drama Workshop in The Centre, St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, directed by Rosalie van der Gucht with the members of the large cast playing several different roles. John Ramsdale for example played what the critic Owen Williams described as "a jaunty Gobbo, a robust Flute and a broadly funny Clown".


E-mail correspondence from Laurence Jacobs, August, 2020, containing information supplied by John Ramsdale.

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