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2) A 1953 '''musical''' with lyrics and musical adaptation (as well as some original music) by [[Robert Wright]] and [[George Forrest]]. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kismet_%28musical%29]
 
2) A 1953 '''musical''' with lyrics and musical adaptation (as well as some original music) by [[Robert Wright]] and [[George Forrest]]. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kismet_%28musical%29]
  
== The original text ==
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== The original play==
  
The play, called ''An "Arabian Night" In Three Acts'' in the published version,   was first performed by Oscar Asche at the Garrick Theatre, London, on 19 April 1911, and it ran for two years in London and later opened in the United States. Filmed a number of times and published by Baker in 1922, and in the collection ''Kismet and Other Plays'' (1957)
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The play, called ''An "Arabian Night" In Three Acts'' in the published version, is about a wily poet who talks his way out of trouble several times; meanwhile, his beautiful daughter meets and falls in love with the young Caliph.
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It was first performed by Oscar Asche at the Garrick Theatre, London, on 19 April 1911, and it ran for two years in London and later opened in the United States. Filmed a number of times and published by Baker in 1922, and in the collection ''Kismet and Other Plays'' (1957)
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
  
In 1953, the story was adapted into the famous musical by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with themes from the music of Alexander Borodin, which in turn was filmed in 1955.
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In 1953, the story was adapted into the famous musical by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with themes from the music of Alexander Borodin, and a book by [[Charles Lederer]] and [[Luther Davis]], based on the [[Edward Knoblock|Knoblock]]play.
The musical was adapted from the music of [[Alexander Borodin]], and a book by [[Charles Lederer]] and [[Luther Davis]], based on the play by [[Edward Knoblock]].
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First produced on Broadway in 1953, and in London's West End. Filmed in 1955 film by MGM.
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
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=== The Knoblock play ===
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1914-1918:  produced by [[Leonard Rayne]], with a cast that included Rayne, [[Freda Godfrey]], [[Dapne Lange]], [[Marda Vanne]].
  
 
195* Performed by [[NTO]] ???
 
195* Performed by [[NTO]] ???
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=== The Wright and George Forrest musical version ===
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1973: Performed, as their first musical, in the [[Johannesburg Civic Theatre]] by [[PACT]]. Directed by [[Anthony Farmer]] (who also designed the sets, with costumes by [[Neels Hansen]]), and featuring [[Lawrence Folley]], [[Gé Korsten]], [[Barbara Veenemans]], [[Kerry Jordan]] and [[Iris Chapple]] starred in this musical at the [[Civic Theatre]]  
 
1973: Performed, as their first musical, in the [[Johannesburg Civic Theatre]] by [[PACT]]. Directed by [[Anthony Farmer]] (who also designed the sets, with costumes by [[Neels Hansen]]), and featuring [[Lawrence Folley]], [[Gé Korsten]], [[Barbara Veenemans]], [[Kerry Jordan]] and [[Iris Chapple]] starred in this musical at the [[Civic Theatre]]  

Latest revision as of 07:13, 16 April 2015

("Fate" or "Destiny") There are two related works by this name:

(1) A 1911 three-act play written by Edward Knoblauch (later Edward Knoblock).

2) A 1953 musical with lyrics and musical adaptation (as well as some original music) by Robert Wright and George Forrest. [1]

The original play

The play, called An "Arabian Night" In Three Acts in the published version, is about a wily poet who talks his way out of trouble several times; meanwhile, his beautiful daughter meets and falls in love with the young Caliph.

It was first performed by Oscar Asche at the Garrick Theatre, London, on 19 April 1911, and it ran for two years in London and later opened in the United States. Filmed a number of times and published by Baker in 1922, and in the collection Kismet and Other Plays (1957)

Translations and adaptations

In 1953, the story was adapted into the famous musical by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with themes from the music of Alexander Borodin, and a book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis, based on the Knoblockplay.

First produced on Broadway in 1953, and in London's West End. Filmed in 1955 film by MGM.

Performance history in South Africa

The Knoblock play

1914-1918: produced by Leonard Rayne, with a cast that included Rayne, Freda Godfrey, Dapne Lange, Marda Vanne.

195* Performed by NTO ???


The Wright and George Forrest musical version

1973: Performed, as their first musical, in the Johannesburg Civic Theatre by PACT. Directed by Anthony Farmer (who also designed the sets, with costumes by Neels Hansen), and featuring Lawrence Folley, Gé Korsten, Barbara Veenemans, Kerry Jordan and Iris Chapple starred in this musical at the Civic Theatre

1980: Performed by PACT, directed by Neels Hansen.

1991: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kismet_(play)

Facsimile of 1922 publication, Internet Archive[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kismet_(musical)

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