Crossing the Line

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There are two plays by this name,

Crossing the Line, or Crowded Houses by G. Almar and Crossing the Line by Colleen Craig.

Crossing the Line, or Crowded Houses (1833) by G. Almar

Also found fancifully found written as †ing the ——— and as Crossing the Line, or Crowded Houses

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by the Le Roy-Duret Company company on 10 October. It was billed as Crossing the Line (†ing the ———), or Crowded Houses and described as a "Musical farcical Drama in 2 Acts". Also performed were The Ladies' Club (Lemon) and a dance by Miss Clara.

Crossing the Line (1989) by Colleen Craig

The original text

A play in two acts, set in urban Transvaal, South Africa, it describes the experiences of three women: an activist, an artist and a model; exploring contemporary women's experience as social, sexual and political beings.

Shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award in London. Published by Playwrights Canada Press, 1989.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

The Baxter Theatre presented the première of the play in the Baxter Studio in August 1989, directed by Mavis Taylor, starring Belinda Koning (Hannie), Michelle Maxwell (Ann), Ingrid Emslie Rosie), David Haynes (Mark), Gaynor Young (Paula). Design by Brian Collins, lighting by Craig Dobson.

Sources

Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press: p. 99[1]

Crossing the Line programme, 1989.

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.


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