Vincent van Gogh: The Lark and the Crow

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Vincent van Gogh: The Lark and the Crow is a multi-media one-man play by Christopher Consani (1944-)

Also referred to as The Lark and the Crow and the author usually credited as Chris Consani.

The original text

Written as a multi-media one-man piece, based on the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh ot is a dramatic interpretation of Van Gogh’s letters and paintings.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1979: First performed by Christopher Consani at Johannesburg Art Gallery, directed by Norman Coombes, with visuals provided by Phil Feitelberg and stage technician Marilyn Goss.

1979: Performed to acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival.

1980: Performed at the Market Theatre, directed by Norman Coombes with Chris Consani. Production photographs by Ruphin Coudyzer

1980?: Performed at the Nico Malan Theatre, for CAPAB, directed by Norman Coombes.

1981: Performed in New York.


SACD 1979/80.

Theatre programme (CAPAB production) held by NELM: [Collection: THEATRE PROGRAMMES]: 2014. 353. 4.

Ruphin Coudyzer. 2023. Annotated list of his photographs of Market Theatre productions. (Provided by Coudyzer)

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