The Bespoke Overcoat
The Bespoke Overcoat is a 1953 play by English playwright Wolf Mankowitz  (1924-1998).
The story is an adaptation of Gogol's short story The Overcoat with the action moved from Russia to the East End of London. In this version the protagonists are poor Jews working in the clothing trade. The play was performed at the Arts Theatre in London, directed by Alec Clunes.
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Produced as a 1956 British short film directed by Jack Clayton.
Performance history in South Africa
1956: Presented by the Dramatic Society of East London.
NELM: Collection: Anthony, Toni]: 2003. 87. 13. 8
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