Time and the Conways

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Time and the Conways is a three-act British play written by by J.B. Priestley (1894-1984)[1].

The original text

Written in 1937 and illustrating J. W. Dunne's Theory of Time through the experience of a moneyed Yorkshire family, the Conways, over a period of nineteen years from 1919 to 1937. Widely regarded as one of the best of Priestley's so-called 'Time Plays', a series of pieces for theatre which played with different concepts of Time. Published in Three time-plays: Dangerous Corner; Time and the Conways; I Have Been Here Before. Pan, 1947.

Performance history in South Africa

1939: Directed by Betty Oliver for the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society in 1939 in the Hiddingh Hall. Stage design by Cecil Pym, starring Valda Adams, Violet Dunlop, Jeffrey Fullalove and others.

Translations and adaptations




The South African Theatre, Music and Dance, 1(1), 1939.

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