The Dove Returns

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The Dove Returns, a verse drama in three acts by Guy Butler (1918-2001).

The original text

Described as "a tragi-comic, literary drama in the style of Auden and T. S. Eliot" by Christopher Heywood (2004:p. 81), it is set in and after the Anglo-Boer War and looks at reconciliation betwee the warring parties. Published in Cape Town by A.A. Balkema and in London by Fortune Press, 1956.

South African productions

1955: Produced by National Theatre Organisation, directed by Clifford Williams, with Zoë de Villiers, Frank Wise, Alan Chadwick, Joanna Douglas, Leonard Graham, Brian Proudfoot, Aubrey Louw and Peter Boyce.


Lantern, 5(3):283-287. Feb 1956.

Christopher Heywood, 2004

Martin Orkin, 1991

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