The Corn is Green

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The Corn is Green is a play by Emlyn Williams (born 1905).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1939: Produced by Leontine Sagan for the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society in the Little Theatre, 2 June 1939.

1939: Produced by Leontine Sagan for the Johannesburg Repertory Society at the Library Theatre in Johannesburg opening 29 September 1939. The cast were Minna Schneier, Roy Reynolds (an import from Cape Town), Beryl Ritch, Ernest Ginsberg, Neslon McGregor, Madge Cade, Shirley Hepburn and others.

1940: Presented by African Theatres in 1940, produced by Leontine Sagan, starring herself, Johann Nell and André Huguenet.

circa 1956: Directed by Leonard Schach in Port Elizabeth. Starring Reinet Maasdorp.

1962: Directed by Leonard Schach for the Cockpit Players at the Hofmeyr Theatre in February 1962, starring Flora Robson and Brook Williams (son of the playwright) with Joyce Bradley, Paddy Canavan, Michael Drin, John Hayter, Diane Wilson. Decor by Pamela Lewis. The production was taken on a National tour.


The South African Theatre, Music and Dance, 1(1), 1939. 7.

Inskip, 1972. p.124.

Performing Arts, HSRC, 1972.

Inskip, 1977. 123.

Tucker, 1997. 17.

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