Playing with Fire

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Leka med elden (1892) (Playing with Fire) by Swedish playwright August Strindberg (1849-1912) about an artist's wife who nearly goes off with his best friend.

South African productions

1967/8? A production of the English text was done by the Drama Department of the University of the Orange Free State, directed by Marlene Kotzen with Schalk Jacobs, **, Temple Hauptfleisch, ** Earp,

1983: A production of the English text was done by the Baxter Theatre in association with [[Minotaurus], directed by Dieter Reible, starring Chris van Niekerk, Mitzi Booysen, Michael Drin, Megan Kruskal, Marthinus Basson.

1986: Translated into Afrikaans as Wie Met Vuur Speel for the radio by S.J. Pretorius, adapted for the stage by Herman Pretorius. Presented by Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch in the H.B. Thom Theatre in September 1986, directed by Juanita Swanepoel. Decor by Emile Aucamp, costomes by Elaine Aucamp.


Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.

World Drama by Allardyce Nicoll. Harrap, 1949.

UTS theatre programme

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