The Fan

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Two plays by this name have been produced in South Africa.

The Fan, by Goldoni

The Fan is a comedy in three acts by Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni (1707–1793)[1].

Original text

Il ventaglio, first performed in 1765.

Performance history in South Africa

1949: Presented by the University of Cape Town's Speech and Drama Department at the Little Theatre in June, directed by Matine Harman.


Gutenberg Canada Ebook [2].

Inskip, 1972. p.136.

The Fan by Bob Randall

The Fan is a thriller by TV Producer And Broadway Playwright Bob Randall (died 1995). The Fan (1977), based on his novel published in 1975, a mystery that was made into a film starring Lauren Bacall.

Performance history in South Africa

1994: Moira Lister starred as Sally Ross in the world premiere of this play at The Theatre on the Bay in January 1994, on the occasion of the theatre's 5th birthday celebration. Produced by Pieter Toerien, also starring Jeremy Crutchley (Douglas Breen), Brian O'Shaughnessy (Jake), Michele Maxwell (Incidental Woman), Michael de Pinna (Incidental Man) and Paddy Canavan (Belle Goldman), before moving to the Alhambra Theatre and then to London and New York. Directed by Mark Graham, set designed by Anthony Farmer, lighting by Jannie Swanepoel.

Translations and adaptations


The Fan theatre programme, 1994.

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