Translations and adaptations
Translated into many languages over the decades.
Translated into English by Michael Meyer (1921-2000)  in 1962.
Performance history in South Africa
1939: Bloemfontein, produced by Bianca de Jager in Bloemfontein.
1947: Presented in English by the Brian Brooke Company in the Hofmeyr Theatre, produced by British director Mary Byron. The cast included Petrina Fry (Hedda), Joan Ross (Miss Tesman), David Lytton (Lovborg) and Brian Brooke (George).
1964: The Elferink Afrikaans translation opened on 24 January in the Hofmeyr Theatre as CAPAB's first Afrikaans play, directed by Suzanne van Wyk, with Babs Laker (Hedda), Johann Nell (Dr Tesman), Marie Schoeman (Juffrou Juliana Tesman), Magdalena Swanevelder (Mev Elvstad), Louw Verwey (Regter Brack), André Walters (Eilert Lövborg), Bettie Fourie (Berta). Decor and costumes by Bill Smuts and lighting by Emile Aucamp. The production subsequently toured the Western Cape.
1972: Michael Meyer's English translation was used for the CAPAB Drama production directed by Michael Atkinson, opening 26 February. Designed by Aubrey Couling. Marika Mann played Hedda, Bernard Brown (Judge Brack), Kerry Jordan (George Tesman), Joyce Burgh (Juliana Tesman), Lois Butlin (Mrs Elvsted), Mollie Thompson (Bertha), John Whiteley (Eilert Loevborg).
1974: The Brink Afrikaans translation was staged by PACT, directed by Francois Swart, with Sandra Prinsloo (Hedda), Louis van Niekerk (Brack), Don Lamprecht (Jörgen), Wilma Stockenström (Juliane), Annette Engelbrecht (Mev Elvsted), Marius Weyers (Ejlert) and Anna Cloete (Berte). Decor and costumes designed by Chris van den Berg.
1994: Staged in English at the Market Theatre, directed by Barney Simon, with John Kani and Dorothy-Ann Gould, Neil McCarthy, Jamie Bartlett, Shelagh Holliday in the cast, from 6 October - 19 November.
The South African Theatre, Music and Dance 1(1), 1939.
Trek, 12(1):26, 1948.
CAPAB theatre programme (undated).
PACT theatre programme, 1974.
Various entries in the NELM catalogue (1994 production).
Cape Times, 20 March 2013.
Brooke 1978. 171.
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