Schreiner: A One Woman Play

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Schreiner: A One Woman Play is a play by Stephen Gray

Also billed simply as Schreiner in some cases.

The original text

It is a one woman play about the authoress Olive Schreiner. The text was published by David Philip, 1983 and 1987.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1983: First performed at the Grahamstown Festival in July, by the Market Theatre Company, with Lucille Gillwald directing Elize Cawood as Olive Schreiner. It then moved to the Baxter Studio, followed by runs at the Laager (Market Theatre), Johannesburg in August and the Oude Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch in December. Costume designed by Esbe Grabie, lighting designed by Patrick Miller.

1989: A production of the play was directed by Liz Mills, staged at the Great Hall.


Schreiner theatre programme, 1983.

Ruphin Coudyzer. 2023. Annotated list of his photographs of Market Theatre productions. (Provided by Coudyzer)

Brian Barrow and Yvonne Williams-Short (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987. Cape Town: The Baxter Theatre

National Arts Festival programme, 1983.

Market Theatre programme, 1983.

Schwartz, 1988

Correspondence from Stephen Gray, 16 January 2014.

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