Double Jeu

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Double Jeu ("Double-dealing" or "The Doubles Game") is a play by French writer, actor and film director Robert Thomas (1927-1989) [1].

The original text

First performed at the Théâtre Edouard VII in Paris in 1970, with mise en scène by Jacques Charon; published in French by l'Avant-scène, 1970.

Filmed stage version broadcast on television in 1972 ("Au théâtre ce soir", mise en scène Jacques Charon, réalisation Pierre Sabbagh, Théâtre Marigny).

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by Philip Combrinck as Dubbelspel met die Dood ("Doubles Match with Death"). Translation unpublished, but the text held by the National Drama Library.

Performance history in South Africa

1974: Dubbelspel met die Dood, the Combrinck Afrikaans translation, was staged by PACT, directed by Aubrey Berg, featuring Jan Engelen (Richard/Michel), Lerina Erasmus (Francoise), Trudie Taljaard (Louise), David van der Merwe (Sartoni), Cobus Visser (Kommissaris), Zack du Plessis (Polisieman) and André Labuschagne (Polisieman). Decor by Richard Cook.

Sources

IMDB [2].

fr.wikipedia [3].

PACT theatre programme, 1974.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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