The Late Edwina Black

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The Late Edwina Black is a melodrama by William Dinner and William Morum.

Rather oddly, the names of the authors are also found as "William Dinnie and William Murum" and "William Morrum and William Dinnerr" in some sources.

The original text

Published as Edwina Black: A Drama in Three Acts by William Morum and William Dinner by Samuel French in 1951.

Translations and adaptations

Adapted as a British film called The Late Edwina Black (in the U.S.A. The Obsessed) in 1951, directed by Maurice Elvey.

Performance history in South Africa

1950: Performed in the Library Theatre, Johannesburg, starring Margery Weston, Royden Hart.

19**: Performed by the Bloemfontein REPS, directed by Desmond Hughes.

196*: Performed by the St Luke’s Theatre Guild at St Luke's Hall. Directed by Gus Jansen with a cast that included his wife Mabel Daniels. The stage manager was John Ramsdale.


Trek 14(3) March 1950: 42-3 (re the Johannesburg production).

The Late Edwina Black (the film), Wikipedia [1].

E-mail correspondence from Laurence Jacobs, August, 2020.

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