The Primary English Class

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The Primary English Class is a comedy by American playwright, director and actor Israel Horovitz [1] (born 1939). Full length. 5m, 4f.

The setting is a classroom where an eager young teacher is about to tackle her first assignment—teaching basic English to a group of new citizens, not one of whom speaks the same language as another.

The original text

Published in the series Dramatists Play Service. ISBN: 9780822209133.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Malcolm Purkey directed a Market Theatre production of this play in 1980.


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