Teahouse of the August Moon

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Teahouse of the August Moon by American playwright and screenwriter John Patrick [1] (1905-1995), a comedy satirizing the U.S. occupation of Japan following the end of World War II. Adapted from a 1951 novel by Vern J. Sneider.

First performed on Broadway in 1953, winning both a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

The play was, in turn, adapted to a film in 1956 starring Glenn Ford and Marlon Brando.

Performance history in South Africa

First produced in South Africa in 1955 by Brian Brooke at the Brooke Theatre, directed by Michael Finlayson, starring Heather Lloyd-Jones, Brian Brooke as Sakini and Rory MacDermot. Decor and costumes by Pamela Lewis.


Wikipedia [2]

Helikon, 6(23), 1956.

Tucker, 1997. 80.

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