Mr Rhodes and the Princess

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Mr Rhodes and the Princess is a play by Theo Aronson (1929-2004).

The original text

A play about the fraught relationship between Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902)[1] and Princess Catherine Radziwill (1858-1941)[2], and - according to the manuscript held by Richard Ford Manuscripts - is said to be "based on fact; on an actual historical situation", and is "set in Cape Town and London between July 1899 and March 1992". The website also notes that the text is "handled by South African literary agent Margery Vosper Ltd. for 'Theo Aronson, Gum Tree Cottage, Teubes Road, Kommetjie 7976, South Africa.' Undated [1960s?]."[3]

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1976: Presented by CAPAB, directed by Roger Dwyer, starring David Dodimead, Pamela Buchner and David Crichton. Designed by Peter Krummeck.


NELM: [Collection: LILENSTEIN, Mavis]: 2007. 9. 1. 17

[ Theo Aronson, royal biographer. ] Typescript of unpublished ...

Richard Ford Manuscripts. Typescript of unpublished play titled Mr Rhodes and the Princess. A Play in Two Acts by Theo Aronson. With rewrite of long deleted section loosely inserted.› catalogue

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