Schreiner: A One Woman Play

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Schreiner: A One Woman Play, also billed simply as Schreiner in some cases, is a one-woman play by Stephen Gray about the authoress Olive Schreiner. The text was published by David Philip, 1983 and 1987.

Solo. Cast: woman.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1983: Staged by the Market Theatre Company, with Lucille Gillwald directing Elize Cawood as Olive Schreiner. First performed at the Grahamstown Festival in July, moving to the Baxter Studio, then at the Laager (Market Theatre), Johannesburg in August and in December at the Oude Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch. 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.

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.

National Arts Festival programme, 1983.

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Market Theatre programme, 1983.

Schwartz, 1988

Correspondence from Stephen Gray, 16 January 2014.

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