The Grass Harp

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The Grass Harp is a novel by American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor Truman Capote (1924-1984) [1]. It tells the story of an orphaned boy and two elderly ladies who observe life from a tree. They eventually leave their temporary retreat to make amends with each other and other members of society.

The original text

The novel was published on October 1, 1951.

Translations and adaptations

A stage adaptation was written by Capote and the play opened on March 27, 1952 at Broadway's Martin Beck Theatre.

Performance history in South Africa

1961: Presented by the University of Cape Town's Speech and Drama Department at the Little Theatre in March, directed by Robert Mohr.


Wikipedia [2].

Inskip, 1972. p.146.

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