Diary of a Madman
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.
Performance history in South Africa
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.
Teater SA, 1(2), 1968.
Programme notes, 1988
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