Jannie Kortbroek ("Johnny short pants") is a South African satirical comedy by an unknown author.
Attributed to Stephen Black by P.W. Laidler in his Annals of the Cape Stage (1926), a belief taken up by a number of sources (e.g. the Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa, Thelma Gutsche and Jill Fletcher).
However, Stephen Gray (1999, p.101), claims that the play was not by Black, but a work written in imitation of Stephen Black's popular plays, and was misattributed to Black by P.W. Laidler in his Annals of the Cape Stage (1926).
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Performance history in South Africa
1916: Staged at the Port Elizabeth Opera House from June 9-15.
Eastern Province Herald, June 7, 1916.
Stephen Gray. 1999. Free-lancers and Literary Biography in South Africa. Rodopi, 1999: p.101.
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