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] In August 1950, it was performed at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.[4]

A 1950 Broadway production, also starring Evans, was less successful.[5]

Adaptations[edit]

It was adapted for television in 1978, starring Olivier.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Critics acclaim Peter Finch". The Argus. Melbourne. 25 March 1949. p. 4. Retrieved 10 February 2012 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ P H W (24 Mar 1949). ""DAPHNE LAUREOLA": A New Comedy by James Bridie". The Manchester Guardian. Manchester (UK). p. 6. 
  3. ^ Our London Drama Critic (24 Mar 1949). "BRIDIE'S MOST BRILLIANT ACHIEVEMENT". The Scotsman. Edinburgh, Scotland. p. 4. 
  4. ^ "Bridie Brandy and Wit". The Glasgow Herald. 8 August 1950. p. 4. Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  5. ^ Daphne Laureola at IBDB
  6. ^ Daphne Laureola at IMDB