The Private Ear

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The Private Ear is a short play by Peter Shaffer(1926-2016)[1].

The original text

Written in 1962 it is part of a double bill, The Private Ear/The Public Eye, two plays each containing three characters and concerning aspects of love by British playwright Peter Shaffer. They were presented in May 1962 at the Globe Theatre, and both starred Maggie Smith and Kenneth Williams.

Performance history in South Africa

1964: Staged by NAPAC in the Lyric Theatre in Durban, directed by Taubie Kushlick, with John Whiteley (Bob), Clive Parnell (Ted) and Diane Wilson (Doreen).

1965: A Leonard Schach and David Bloomberg production opened on 2 February in a double bill with The Public Eye at the Hofmeyr Theatre, Cape Town, starring Erica Rogers, Cobus Rossouw, Robert Aden [2], and Michael Allis.

198*: Directed by Murray McGibbon for NAPAC.

Translations and adaptations


Wikipedia [3].

NAPAC theatre programme, 1964.

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