The Public Eye

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The Public Eye 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 Clive Parnell (Julian), Gordon Mulholland (Charles) and Diane Wilson (Belinda).

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

1984: Presented and directed by Mark Wierbicki on the National Arts Festival Fringe. The cast: Jurgen Hellberg, Greg Melvill-Smith, Susan Danford.

198*: Directed by Murray McGibbon for NAPAC.

Translations and adaptations


Wikipedia [3].

National Arts Festival programme, 1984.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

NAPAC theatre programme, 1964.

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