Daphne Laureola

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Daphne Laureola is a play by James Bridie about a young Polish refugee's infatuation with a middle-aged English woman.

Productions[edit]

The play was first produced at the Old Vic in London in 1949 starring Edith Evans and Peter Finch under the management of Laurence Olivier. The production was a major success, helping launch Finch's career in London.[1][2][3]

A 1950 Broadway production, also starring Evans, was less successful.[4]

Adaptations[edit]

It was adapted for television in 1978, starring Olivier.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Critics occlaim Peter Finch.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 25 March 1949. p. 4. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "DAPHNE LAUREOLA": A New Comedy by James Bridie P H W. The Manchester Guardian (1901-1959) [Manchester (UK)] 24 Mar 1949: 6.
  3. ^ BRIDIE'S MOST BRILLIANT ACHIEVEMENT Our London Drama Critic. The Scotsman (1921-1950) [Edinburgh, Scotland] 24 Mar 1949: 4.
  4. ^ Daphne Laureola at IBDB
  5. ^ Daphne Laureola at IMDB