Madeleine Masson

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MASSON, Madeleine (1912-20**) (South African-born playwright, journalist). She also wrote biographies, short stories, radio plays.


She was born in Johannesburg in 1912. She lived abroad since her first marriage.




She was a columnist for the Cape Times until 1951.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She wrote Bitter Aloes, Miranda, Fantasia in Three, The Heir, Home is the Hero, Passport to Limbo, Puppet's Party, Servant of God, Tropicana, Fossil's Secret, In Our Veins (under the nom de plume 'Starr'), People of Quality (under the nom de plume 'Marion Holmes), Hearts and Flowers (with Ralph Roney), Mask of Youth, Seed for Freedom, No Room for Martyrs, The Flowering Wilderness, The Twain, Audrey, The Black Swan, Cry Haro, Villa Poetica, The Bronte Enigma, Chekmate.

Bitter Aloes and Miranda, two one-act plays performed in the Carlton Hotel Ballroom by the Johannesburg Repertory Society on 26 August 1945.

Awards, etc


The Star, 28 December 2004.

Tucker, 1997.

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