The Light that Failed

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The Light that Failed is a play by C. Thorpe ()[]

The original text

Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling ()[]

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1904: Performed as part of a repertoire of three plays by Mrs and Mr Robert Brough and their company, under the Wheeler Company management. They appeared in the Good Hope Theatre, Cape Town, from 26 February onwards.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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