La Gamine

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La Gamine is a French play by

Translated and transported to a South African context by Stephen Black as The Flapper. The translation was first produced in 1911 and presented as "a new South African play" by a local author living "in Johannesburg". A controversy erupted about the authorship at the time.

Produced to contradicting reviews in 1911, with a furore erupting about the authorship.

1917: The play was revived at the Standard Theatre, Johannesburg, in February, with Stephen Black in the role of "Henry Fenton", supported by Cecil Kellaway, Margaret van Hulsteyn, Dolly Sinclair, Erie Drew, Mabel Morton, Frikkie Paget, Herbert Traynor, Justus Gerard and Lilian Bell.

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