The Hollow Crown

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The Hollow Crown [1] is an anthology, devised by English theatrical director John Barton (1928- ) [2] in 1961, which presents in dramatic form, speeches, documents, gossip and music, associated with the British monarchy from William the Conqueror up to Queen Victoria.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1967: Performed in aid of the Jane Fenn Benefit Fund. (The Star 19 April 1967)

1976: Rhodes University Drama Department production directed by Roy Sargeant, with Lois Butlin, Stephen Gurney and John Burch in the cast, presented during a Speech and Drama Workshop in June 1976.

1980: Staged by the University of the Witwatersrand School of Dramatic Art, directed by David Horner, with Pauline Bailey, Joseph Ribeiro, Fred Hagemann, Ian Steadman and David Horner.


University of the Witwatersrand School of Dramatic Art theatre programme, 1980.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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