The Complaisant Lover

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The Complaisant Lover is a comedy by English novelist and author Graham Greene [1] (1904-1991). Consisting of two acts, each of two scenes the play revolves around an affair between Mary Rhodes and Clive Root, the book seller friend of her husband, Victor.

First produced on 18 June 1959 by Sir John Gielgud at the Globe Theatre London starring, among others, Paul Scofield.

The original text

Published in London by Heinemann, 1959.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Kushlick-Gluckman presented this play in South Africa in July 1960, directed by Taubie Kushlick, starring Pat Kavanagh, Victor Melleney, John McKelvey, Philip Birkinshaw, Leon Gluckman and Marijke Haakman.


Wikipedia [2].

Tucker, 1997. 152.

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