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''Diary of a Madman'' by Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol' (1809-1852). A popular one-man piece, about one man's descent into insanity. Based ona short-story, often performed by actors on tour in South Africa. Memorable versions include [[Peter Prowse]] in his adaptation in co-operation with [[Gerald Wilson]] and performed at the Old Causerie, Hotel Edward, Durban, in 1968; [[Ron Smerczak]] (1987), *
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''Diary of a Madman'' by Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol' (1809-1852). A popular one-man piece about one man's descent into insanity. Based on a short-story.  
  
  
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== The original text ==
  
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==Translations and adaptations==
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The short story has been adapted for the stage by David Holman, Geoffrey Rush and Neil Armfield for the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, Australia, and this production has also been presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the United States and at the Quintessence Theater Group in Philadelphia PA.
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Translated into [[Afrikaans]] entitled ''[[Dagboek van 'n Waansinnige]]''.
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''[[Madman]]''.
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== Performance history in South Africa ==
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1968: Often performed by actors on tour in South Africa. Memorable versions include Durban-born [[Peter Prowse]] in his adaptation in co-operation with [[Gerald Wilson]] and performed at the Old Causerie, Hotel Edward, Durban, in 1968. Stage directing, lighting and sound by [[John Graf]].
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Directed for [[CAPAB]] Drama in association with Ady Theatre Company by [[Karoly Pinter]], starring [[Ron Smerczak]]. Music composed by Willem Nel, costumes by Katia Hornchen.
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2001: Diary of a Madman, Nikolai Gogol.  (Dir) [[Michael Swinton]], [[David Muller]], [[Artscape]], 2001.
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== Sources ==
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Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_a_Madman_(short_story)].
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''[[Teater SA]]'', 1(2), 1968.
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Programme notes, 1988
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Latest revision as of 16:24, 24 January 2020

Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol' (1809-1852). A popular one-man piece about one man's descent into insanity. Based on a short-story.


The original text

Translations and adaptations

The short story has been adapted for the stage by David Holman, Geoffrey Rush and Neil Armfield for the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, Australia, and this production has also been presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the United States and at the Quintessence Theater Group in Philadelphia PA.

Translated into Afrikaans entitled Dagboek van 'n Waansinnige.

Madman.

Performance history in South Africa

1968: Often performed by actors on tour in South Africa. Memorable versions include Durban-born Peter Prowse in his adaptation in co-operation with Gerald Wilson and performed at the Old Causerie, Hotel Edward, Durban, in 1968. Stage directing, lighting and sound by John Graf.

Directed for CAPAB Drama in association with Ady Theatre Company by Karoly Pinter, starring Ron Smerczak. Music composed by Willem Nel, costumes by Katia Hornchen.

2001: Diary of a Madman, Nikolai Gogol. (Dir) Michael Swinton, David Muller, Artscape, 2001.

Sources

Wikipedia [1].

Teater SA, 1(2), 1968.

Programme notes, 1988

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