Peer Gynt, a dramatic poem in five acts written in 1867 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).
The original text
Published in Samlede digterverker by Gyldendalske Bokhandel, 1922.
Translations and adaptations
Different translations into English exist.
Performance history in South Africa
1968: Performed at the Little Theatre, Cape Town, under the direction of Mavis Taylor opening 9 March 1968, starring Michael Atkinson as Peer Gynt. Some other members of the large cast were Babs Laker, Margaret Heale, Janice Honeyman, Grethe Fox, Paul Slabolepszy, Annelisa Weiland, Gay Morris, Wilson Dunster and Dudley Hopkins. Decor designed by Maciek Miszewski and Mavis Taylor, original music composed by Michael Tuffin, lighting by Mick Wells.
1970: Presented by the Rhodes University Drama Department from 9-15 April 1970 starring Lois Butlin, Sharon Kaplan, Anthony Akerman, John Burch, Colin Steyn, Dugald Thomson, Heather Murie, Ian Walters, Nan Melville, Felicity Downes, Chris Weare and Nan Gray.
South African Opinion, 3(4):22, 1946.
Peer Gynt theatre programme, 1968.
Photographs of the cast of the 1970 production held by NELM: Photograph collection [Collection: Rhodes University. Drama Department]: 2006. 48. 1. 2.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue.
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