The Strong Are Lonely

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The Strong Are Lonely (original title in German Das heilige Experiment (1942-3)) is a play by Austrian playwright Fritz Hochwaelder [1] (1911-1986), who wrote social and political dramas, using historical themes in his plays. The Strong Are Lonely drew on the violent dismantling of a utopian Jesuit settlement by the Spaniards in Paraguay in the 1760s.

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Performance history in South Africa

Presented by the Johannesburg Repertory Players , directed by Cecil Williams, with sets designed by Anthony Farmer and Charles Stodel in the cast, at the Library Theatre, Johannesburg, in June 1957.


Theatre programme held by NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 13. 1167.

Tucker, 1997. 107.

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