The Man in Possession

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There are two plays by this name


The Man in Possession by James Albery (1876)

The original text

A comedy in three acts by James Albery (1838–1889)[1], it opened at the Gaiety Theatre, London, on 4 December, 1876.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1878: Performed by the Egerton and Case Company in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, on 8 August.

Sources

Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900 (Volume 5). Cambridge University Press: p. 237[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.371

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The Man in Possession by H.M Harwood (1930)

The original text

A play in three acts and an epilogue by Harold Marsh Harwood (1874–1959)[3], it opened on . Published in London by E. Benn and in New York by Samuel French (Volume 78 of Contemporary British dramatists), both in 1930.

It was performed at the Booth Theatre, New York, from 1 November 1930 to January 1931, directed by the author.

Translations and adaptations

Twice filmed, in 1931 as The Man in Possession[4] by Sam Wood and in 1937 as Personal Property[5] by W.S. Van Dyke, with Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor. (The latter film also used the alternate title of The Man in Possession on occasion).

Performance history in South Africa

Sources

http://www.playbill.com/production/the-man-in-possession-booth-theatre-vault-0000001837

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/16007207?q&versionId=19508508

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_in_Possession

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Property_(film)

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