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''Trap for a Lonely Man'', (''Piège pour un homme seul'') is a play in four acts by the French playwright Robert Thomas [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Thomas_%28director%29] written and published in French in 1960. The play is commonly known in English speaking countries as ''Trap for a Lonely Man'' or ''Trap for a Single Man'', and was filmed as ''One of My Wives Is Missing'' (1976) and ''Vanishing Act'' (1986).
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'''''Trap for a Lonely Man''''', (''Piège pour un homme seul'') is a play in four acts by the French playwright Robert Thomas (1927-1989) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Thomas_%28director%29] written and published in French in 1960. The play is commonly known in English speaking countries as ''Trap for a Lonely Man'' or ''Trap for a Single Man'', and was filmed as ''One of My Wives Is Missing'' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_of_My_Wives_Is_Missing] (1976) and ''Vanishing Act'' (1986).
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==Translations and adaptations==
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Translated into [[Afrikaans]] from the original French by [[Joan Brink]] titled '''''Lokval vir 'n Man Alleen''''' and also '''''Lokval!'''''.
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Another translation into [[Afrikaans]] by ? is titled '''''Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man'''''.
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
''[[Lokval Vir 'n Man Alleen]]''., directed by [[Victor Melleney]] for [[PACT]] in 1963, starring [[Cobus Rossouw]], [[Jan Bruijns]], [[Francois Swart]], [[Jannie Gildenhuys]], [[Kita Redelinghuys|Kita Redelinghuijs]] and [[Leonora Nel]]. Performed in the [[Civic Theatre]] Johannesburg, [[National Theatre]] Pretoria and taken on tour in the Transvaal.
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1963: ''Lokval Vir 'n Man Alleen'' was staged by [[PACT]], directed by [[Victor Melleney]], starring [[Cobus Rossouw]], [[Jan Bruijns]], [[Francois Swart]], [[Jannie Gildenhuys]], [[Kita Redelinghuys|Kita Redelinghuijs]] and [[Leonora Nel]]. Performed in the [[Civic Theatre]] Johannesburg, [[National Theatre]] Pretoria and taken on tour in the Transvaal. Decor by [[Bill Nixon]].
  
Produced by [[CAPAB]] with the title ''[[Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man]]'', opening on 20 May 1964, under the direction of [[Fred Engelen]]. Presented by [[PACOFS]] in 1975, directed by [[Lucille Gillwald]], starring [[De Wet van Rooyen]] and [[Marko van der Colff]].
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1964: ''Lokval vir 'n Eensame Man'' was the first [[Afrikaans]] production staged by [[NAPAC]], opening in the [[Lyric Theatre]] in Durban on 2 March and then touring to other venues around Natal. It was directed by [[Taubie Kushlick]] (assisted by [[Elma Krynauw]]), featuring [[Jasper Schutte]] (Daniel Corban), [[John van Biljon]] (Kommissaris), [[Ron Leschinsky]] (Priester), [[Jeanette Hanekom]] (Florence), [[Carel Trichardt]] (Boemelaar), [[Ena Jansen]] (Verpleegster), [[Cilliers Muller]] (Polisieman) and [[Lukas Lourens]] (Polisieman).  
  
Produced by [[CAPAB]] in English in 1965 at the [[Hofmeyr Theatre]] with [[Vaughn Scott]], [[Simon Swindell]], [[Yvonne Bryceland]] and [[Paddy Canavan]] in the cast.  
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1964: Produced by [[CAPAB]] in [[Afrikaans]] under the title ''Lokval!'', directed by [[Fred Engelen]], with [[Jannie Gildenhuys]] (Die Man), [[Louw Verwey]] (Die Kommissaris), [[Ernst Eloff]] (Die Priester), [[Tine Balder]] (Die Vrou), [[Limpie Basson]] (Die Boemelaar) and [[Cynthia Dekker]] (Die Verpleegster). Decor by [[Pamela Lewis]], lighting by [[Derek Swanepoel]].
  
In September 1972 [[CAPAB]] sent [[Marie van Heerden]] to stage and direct ''[[Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man]]'' with the Kimberley Amateur Drama Society ([[KADRA]]) in the [[Kimberley Theatre]]. In the cast were [[Johan Ackerman]] (Die Man), [[Bart Viljoen]] (Die Komissaris), [[Theuns Meyer]] (Die Priester), [[Marlein du Toit]] (Die Vrou), [[Dirk Bester]] (Die Boemelaar) and [[Gerda Liebenberg]] (Die Verpleegster).
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1965: Produced by [[CAPAB]] in English at the [[Hofmeyr Theatre]] with [[Vaughn Scott]], [[Simon Swindell]], [[Yvonne Bryceland]] and [[Paddy Canavan]] in the cast.
  
In August 1976 the [[Libertas Teaterklub]] staged ''[[Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man]]'' in Stellenbosch, directed by [[Marie van Heerden]], with [[Henry Mylne]] (Die Man), [[Anton van Niekerk]] (Die Kommissaris), [[Casper Badenhorst]] (Die Priester), [[Elsabé Grobbelaar]] (Die Vrou), [[Leon van Heerden]] (Die Boemelaar), [[Patricia Pieterse]] (Die Verpleegster).
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1966: Produced in English by the [[Johannesburg Reps]], starring [[Jenny Gratus]], directed by [[James Gillhouley]].  
  
==Translations and adaptations==
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1975: Presented by [[PACOFS]], directed by [[Lucille Gillwald]], starring [[De Wet van Rooyen]] and [[Marko van der Colff]].
Translated into Afrikaans from the original French by [[Joan Brink]] titled ''Lokval Vir 'n Man Alleen''.
 
  
Another translation into Afrikaans by ? is titled ''Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man''.
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1972: In September [[CAPAB]] sent [[Marie van Heerden]] to stage and direct ''Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man'' with the Kimberley Amateur Drama Society ([[KADRA]]) in the [[Kimberley Theatre]]. In the cast were [[Johan Ackerman]] (Die Man), [[Bart Viljoen]] (Die Kommissaris), [[Theuns Meyer]] (Die Priester), [[Marlein du Toit]] (Die Vrou), [[Dirk Bester]] (Die Boemelaar) and [[Gerda Liebenberg]] (Die Verpleegster).
  
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1976: In August the [[Libertas Teaterklub]] staged ''Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man'' in Stellenbosch, directed by [[Marie van Heerden]], with [[Henry Mylne]] (Die Man), [[Anton van Niekerk]] (Die Kommissaris), [[Casper Badenhorst]] (Die Priester), [[Elsabé Grobbelaar]] (Die Vrou), [[Leon van Heerden]] (Die Boemelaar) and [[Patricia Pieterse]] (Die Verpleegster).
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
PACT report 1963/64.
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http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/Trap_for_a_Solitary_Man
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[[PACT]] report 1963/64.
  
http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/Trap_for_a_Solitary_Man
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[[NAPAC]] theatre programme, 1964.
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[[CAPAB]] theatre programme, 1964.
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[[ESAT Bibliography Tra-Tz|Tucker]], 1997. (1966 production).
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[[CAPAB]] List of Plays Presented, 1971
  
CAPAB List of Plays Presented, 1971
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[[PACOFS]] Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988
  
PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988
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Photograph by Leslie Dehter [[NELM]] [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 50.
  
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[[Petru Wessels|Petru]] & [[Carel Trichardt]] theatre programme collection.
  
 
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography|ESAT Bibliography]]
 
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography|ESAT Bibliography]]

Latest revision as of 11:26, 20 November 2017

Trap for a Lonely Man, (Piège pour un homme seul) is a play in four acts by the French playwright Robert Thomas (1927-1989) [1] written and published in French in 1960. The play is commonly known in English speaking countries as Trap for a Lonely Man or Trap for a Single Man, and was filmed as One of My Wives Is Missing [2] (1976) and Vanishing Act (1986).

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans from the original French by Joan Brink titled Lokval vir 'n Man Alleen and also Lokval!.

Another translation into Afrikaans by ? is titled Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man.

Performance history in South Africa

1963: Lokval Vir 'n Man Alleen was staged by PACT, directed by Victor Melleney, starring Cobus Rossouw, Jan Bruijns, Francois Swart, Jannie Gildenhuys, Kita Redelinghuijs and Leonora Nel. Performed in the Civic Theatre Johannesburg, National Theatre Pretoria and taken on tour in the Transvaal. Decor by Bill Nixon.

1964: Lokval vir 'n Eensame Man was the first Afrikaans production staged by NAPAC, opening in the Lyric Theatre in Durban on 2 March and then touring to other venues around Natal. It was directed by Taubie Kushlick (assisted by Elma Krynauw), featuring Jasper Schutte (Daniel Corban), John van Biljon (Kommissaris), Ron Leschinsky (Priester), Jeanette Hanekom (Florence), Carel Trichardt (Boemelaar), Ena Jansen (Verpleegster), Cilliers Muller (Polisieman) and Lukas Lourens (Polisieman).

1964: Produced by CAPAB in Afrikaans under the title Lokval!, directed by Fred Engelen, with Jannie Gildenhuys (Die Man), Louw Verwey (Die Kommissaris), Ernst Eloff (Die Priester), Tine Balder (Die Vrou), Limpie Basson (Die Boemelaar) and Cynthia Dekker (Die Verpleegster). Decor by Pamela Lewis, lighting by Derek Swanepoel.

1965: Produced by CAPAB in English at the Hofmeyr Theatre with Vaughn Scott, Simon Swindell, Yvonne Bryceland and Paddy Canavan in the cast.

1966: Produced in English by the Johannesburg Reps, starring Jenny Gratus, directed by James Gillhouley.

1975: Presented by PACOFS, directed by Lucille Gillwald, starring De Wet van Rooyen and Marko van der Colff.

1972: In September CAPAB sent Marie van Heerden to stage and direct Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man with the Kimberley Amateur Drama Society (KADRA) in the Kimberley Theatre. In the cast were Johan Ackerman (Die Man), Bart Viljoen (Die Kommissaris), Theuns Meyer (Die Priester), Marlein du Toit (Die Vrou), Dirk Bester (Die Boemelaar) and Gerda Liebenberg (Die Verpleegster).

1976: In August the Libertas Teaterklub staged Lokval vir ‘n Eensame Man in Stellenbosch, directed by Marie van Heerden, with Henry Mylne (Die Man), Anton van Niekerk (Die Kommissaris), Casper Badenhorst (Die Priester), Elsabé Grobbelaar (Die Vrou), Leon van Heerden (Die Boemelaar) and Patricia Pieterse (Die Verpleegster).

Sources

http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/Trap_for_a_Solitary_Man

PACT report 1963/64.

NAPAC theatre programme, 1964.

CAPAB theatre programme, 1964.

Tucker, 1997. (1966 production).

CAPAB List of Plays Presented, 1971

PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988

Photograph by Leslie Dehter NELM [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 50.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

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