Look Homeward Angel

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Look Homeward Angel is a play by Ketti Frings (1909-1981)[1]

The original text

The play is a 1957 theatrical adaptation by Frings of the 1929 novel Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe. It is Wolfe's first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical American Bildungsroman. The character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself. The novel covers the span of time from Eugene's birth to the age of 19. The setting is the fictional town and state of Altamont, Catawba, a fictionalization of his home town, Asheville, North Carolina.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1959: The Cockpit Players presented this play at the Hofmeyr Theatre in November 1959, directed by Leonard Schach and starring Diane Bester, Jack Bligh, Joyce Bradley, Jane Fenn, Sadie Festenstein, Joyce Grant, John McKelvey, Pietro Nolte, Sybil Summers and Raymond Williams. Decor by Patrick Stackhouse.




Inskip, 1977. p 122

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