The Storm

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There are several theatrical works with The Storm as title.

The Storm by Plautus

The Storm is one of the English titles used for Rudens ("The Rope") by Plautus

The text

Normally translated into English as The Rope and Der Schiffbruch (The Shipwreck) in German. A new translation by Peter Oswald, however, was entitled The Storm, and was produced at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London as part of the "World and Underworld" Season in 2005.

Performances of Rudens in South Africa

See Rudens


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The Storm (or The Thunderstorm) by Ostrovsky

The Storm (or The Thunderstorm is a play by Russian playwright Aleksandr Nicolaevich Ostrovsky (1823-1886) [1].

The original text

First written in Russian as Гроза (Groza in the Roman alphabet) and published in 1860. It tells the tragic story of the unhappily married woman Ekaterina and her ill-fated relationship with a lover named Boris. Tormented by her conscience, Ekaterina finally confesses her love to her family and commits suicide.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English as The Storm by Constance Garnett and published in 1898.

Sometimes also translated as The Thunderstorm.

Adaptation in Afrikaans by Braam Cilliers as Die Storm.

Performance history in South Africa

1978: The Afrikaans adaptation performed by the University of Pretoria Drama Department, directed by Braam Cilliers, with Lochner de Kock, Ben Kruger, Pieter Brand, Eben Cruywagen, Alida Theron, Schalk Schoombie, Selma van der Vyver, Alwina van Wyk, André Retief, Marlise Erwee, Karin Cronje, Suzette de Waal and others.


The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Storm by Aleksandr Nicolaevich Ostrovsky (Garnett translation) Release Date: April, 2005 (EBook #7991)[2]

University of Pretoria Drama Department theatre programme, 1978.

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