The original text
Strongly influenced by Freud and psychoanalysis, the play traces the physical and moral disintegration of a playwright and his mistress, a mediocre actress, who, under the pressure of adversity, end their lives in murder and suicide.
First performed in 1920 and published by Crès in Paris, 1921.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Allardyce Nicoll. 1949. World Drama. From Aeschylus to the Present Day. London: George G. Harrap and Co.: p.778.
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