The Mask and the Face

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The Mask and the Face: A Grotesque in Three Acts (Italian: La maschera e il volto) [1] is a 1913 comedy by Italian playwright, theatre critic, and writer of short stories Luigi Chiarelli (1880-1947) [2].

The original text

La maschera e il volto, written in 1913, first produced in 1916.

Translated into English by Noel de Vic Beamish.

An English translation published in International Modern Plays. Dent, 1950.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1967: Staged by PACT, directed by Victor Melleney, with Arthur Hall (Count Paolo Grazia), Francois Swart (Luciano Spina), Siegfried Mynhardt (Cirillo Zanotti), Mary Harrison (Savina Grazia), Maureen McAllister (Marta Setta), Maggie Soboil (credited as Margaret Soboil) (Elisa Zanotti), Alec Bell (Marco Milioti), Frank Lazarus (Giorgio Alamari), John Mitchell (Piero Pucci), Madeleine le Roux (Wanda Serini), Kerry Jordan (Andrea) and Nina Alova (Teresa). Decor by Raimond Schoop and costumes by Chris van den Berg.


Wikipedia [3]

PACT Drama theatre programme (undated).

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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