The Yellow Wallpaper
A play based on a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
The original text
A play based on a 6 000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health. The play, which is partly autobiographical, directly confronts a woman's struggle to maintain her sanity and her individuality in 19th century society .
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Performance history in South Africa
First staged in South Africa as part of a double bill (with Madman) in September 1999 in the main building of the Valkenberg mental hospital in Cape Town, with Claire Berlein, directed by Geoffrey Hyland.
Sunday Independent, 12 September 1999.
Baxter Theatre pamphlet, March/April 2000.
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