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''[[Ninotchka]]'' is a stage version of the film script by the Hungarian playwright and screenwriter Melchior Lengyel (Menyhért Lengyel) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melchior_Lengyel] (1880-1974).
  
  
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== The original text ==
  
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The original idea for a romantic comedy about a Russian spymaster who falls in love on a visit to Paris, was proposed by Melchior Lengyel in 1937, then converted to a screen play for the Garbo film ''[[Ninotchka]]'' (1939) by Billy Wilder,  Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch. Melchior was nominated for an Oscar for his original story.
  
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== Translations and adaptations ==
  
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Adapted for the stage by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon and first performed in French as ''[[Ninotchka]]'' at the Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris on April 4, 1950 with  Sophie Desmarets and Henri Guisal. Published ''Ninotchka: comédie en 3 actes'' in Paris by Persan-Beaumont in 1950.
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Adapted/translated into an [[Afrikaans]]  in 1953 as  ''[[Nina, Verlief in Parys]]'' ("Nina in love in Paris"), a stage play by an unnamed translator.  Possibly a translation of the 1950 French three-act play by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon.
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Adapted to the stage musical 1955 Broadway musical ''[[Silk Stockings]]'', and filmed under this title in 1957.
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In 1960 an ABC Special television production of [[Ninotchka]], was aired.
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In 1961 the Dramatists Play Service published an English version called ''Ninotchka: a stage comedy'' by Menyhért (Melchior) Lengyel.
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== South African performances ==
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1953: Produced by the [[National Theatre Organisation]] in [[Afrikaans]] as a stage play entitled ''[[Nina, Verlief in Parys]]'', playing for 63 performances. Directed by **, with [[Petro van der Walt]], [[Gerrit Wessels]], **.
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== Sources ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninotchka
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/
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http://www.filmsite.org/nino.html
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http://www.worldcat.org/title/ninotchka-a-stage-comedy/oclc/908300501?referer=di&ht=edition
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http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/347/Ninotchka/notes.html
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https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Desmarets
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[[Rinie Stead]], 1985b
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Latest revision as of 07:26, 1 April 2016

Ninotchka is a stage version of the film script by the Hungarian playwright and screenwriter Melchior Lengyel (Menyhért Lengyel) [1] (1880-1974).


The original text

The original idea for a romantic comedy about a Russian spymaster who falls in love on a visit to Paris, was proposed by Melchior Lengyel in 1937, then converted to a screen play for the Garbo film Ninotchka (1939) by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch. Melchior was nominated for an Oscar for his original story.

Translations and adaptations

Adapted for the stage by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon and first performed in French as Ninotchka at the Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris on April 4, 1950 with Sophie Desmarets and Henri Guisal. Published Ninotchka: comédie en 3 actes in Paris by Persan-Beaumont in 1950.

Adapted/translated into an Afrikaans in 1953 as Nina, Verlief in Parys ("Nina in love in Paris"), a stage play by an unnamed translator. Possibly a translation of the 1950 French three-act play by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon.

Adapted to the stage musical 1955 Broadway musical Silk Stockings, and filmed under this title in 1957.

In 1960 an ABC Special television production of Ninotchka, was aired.

In 1961 the Dramatists Play Service published an English version called Ninotchka: a stage comedy by Menyhért (Melchior) Lengyel.

South African performances

1953: Produced by the National Theatre Organisation in Afrikaans as a stage play entitled Nina, Verlief in Parys, playing for 63 performances. Directed by **, with Petro van der Walt, Gerrit Wessels, **.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninotchka

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/

http://www.filmsite.org/nino.html

http://www.worldcat.org/title/ninotchka-a-stage-comedy/oclc/908300501?referer=di&ht=edition

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/347/Ninotchka/notes.html

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Desmarets

Rinie Stead, 1985b


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