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''The Good Woman of Setzuan'' (''[[Der gute Mensch von Sezuan]]'') by Bertolt Brecht. (Also known as ''The [[Good Person of Setzuan]]'')  Originally written in German in 1942, performed in Santa Monica 1943. The first English translations by Eric Bentley (1956) and Johan Willet (1964). 
'''''The Good Woman of Setzuan''''' is the title under which Eric Bentley translated Bertolt Brecht's 1941 parable play '''''[[Der gute Mensch von Sezuan]]''''' in 1965.
== Performance history in South Africa ==
Produced by [[Rosalie van der Gucht]] at the [[Little Theatre]], Cape Town, March 1958 starring [[Percy Sieff]], [[Elizabeth Bennett]], [[Chris van den Berg]], [[Denice Donegan]], [[Phyllis Schaffer]], [[Karl Oettle]], [[Louis Franks]], [[Eugene Rakoff]], [[Hymie Gien]], [[Viv Rakoff]] and [[Tony Puma]].
[[Leonard Schach]] directed the play for the [[East Rand Theatre Club]] for its twenty-first birthday in 1965. Decor and costumes by [[Chris van den Berg]]. The cast were [[Alan Brooke]], [[Denice Etherington]], [[Stanley Hill]], [[Ethel London]].
==Translations and adaptations==
Translated into [[Afrikaans]] as ''Die Goeie Mens van Setzuan'' and first produced by ***. Presented by [[PACOFS]] in 1974, directed by [[William Egan]], starring [[Ernst Eloff]], [[Annelize van der Ryst]] and [[Francesca Bantock]].
Translated by [[Johann van Heerden]] from the original German into [[Afrikaans]] (''Die Goeie Mens van Sezuan''), for production by students of the Drama Department at Stellenbosch University in 1976. Directed by Van Heerden.
[[Janet Suzman]] wrote a radically adapted version of it, setting the play in South Africa (London, 19**?), titled ''[[The Good Woman of Sharkville]]''.
== Sources ==
''PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988''
[[ESAT Bibliography I|Inskip]], 1977. p 128.
''AfricaWide'' database.
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Latest revision as of 08:24, 24 May 2016

The Good Woman of Setzuan is the title under which Eric Bentley translated Bertolt Brecht's 1941 parable play Der gute Mensch von Sezuan in 1965.