Street-Woman

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Street-Woman (1951) is a play by Herman Charles Bosman, set in Johannesburg in the 1930's, about a bank robber who takes refuge with a prostitute.

First published in a supplement to Speak (Volume 1, No 3) and later in Theatre One, edited by Stephen Gray, 1978.


The original text

The play is about the clash between the British and the amaGcakela in 1885. Published in Theatre One, edited by Stephen Gray, 1978.

Stephen Gray, published by Ad Donker Publishers) in 1978.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

First staged at the Herman Charles Bosman Festival in October 2003, directed by Nicky Rebelo, with Jennifer Steyn (Polly) and David Butler (Bernard).

In March 2004 it was staged at the Theatre on the Square with an adapted script, again directed by Nicky Rebelo, with Jennifer Steyn (Polly), David Butler (Bernard) and Martin le Maitre (Detective Johnson). Lighting designed by Michael Maxwell and costumes by Ruy Filipe.

Sources

The Star, 27 October 2003.

Sunday Independent, 7 March 2004.

Business Day, 8 March 2004.

The Citizen, 8 March 2004.

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