The Dear Departed

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The Dear Departed is a one act farce by English playwright Stanley Houghton [1] (1881-1913). Cast: mixed. First produced at the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester on 2 November 1908.

Translations and adaptations

Afrikaans translation by Stephanie Fauré: Oupa Saliger. Faure’s translation published in Lank Mag Sy Lewe en ander Eenbedrywe by Van Schaik.

Performance history in South Africa

1945: Performed during The First Cape Town Drama Festival, presented by the Association of Speech Teachers at the Cathedral Hall.

1954: Presented in Cape Town by The Cambridge Players in aid of Claremont Hebrew School funds on 1 May 1954 starring Percy Sieff.

1955: Presented at an Inter-schools play festival at the Uitenhage Town Hall, adjudicated by Prof. F.G. Butler, on 5 August.

1957: A translation into Afrikaans entitled In Liefdevolle Herinnering by an unknown translator of a one-act play by Stanley Houghton was presented by the B.A.T. on 30 October 1957, directed by Louis Pienaar. The original play is possibly The Dear Departed.


Trek, 10(4):18, 1945.

Material held by NELM: [Collection: SIEFF, Percy]: 2013. 25. 4. 24 and [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 17. 45.

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