A Woman Alone

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The English version of Una donna tutta sola by Franca Rame and Dario Fo (born 1926). A one-woman piece about how a housewife, a prisoner in her own home, a prisoner in her own life, finds liberation through a journey of fear, farce and fumblings. First produced **

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Performance history in South Africa

A production including A Woman Alone, Waking Up and The Same Old Story, collectively titled One Woman Plays, was presented by Volute Productions in association with the People's Space in 1982 starring Yvonne Bryceland. Bryceland first appeared in One Woman Plays at the National Theatre, London, on 26 June 1981 in a production directed by Michael Bogdanov. One Woman Plays was staged at the People's Space, Cape Town, from 31 August to 18 September 1982, at the University Great Hall, Johannesburg from 28 September to 9 October 1982 and at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban from 14 to 23 October 1982.

A new version, set in South Africa in the late 1990s, was produced by Play.House.Productions, starring Jess Harrison, directed by Candace Gawler at the Intimate Theatre in Cape Town from 5 - 17 March 2011.


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