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Here are some links to websites with Gaslight-related information. Leave a comment or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any others you would like to include.
The Theatricalia website offers some information on British theatrical productions of the play: http://theatricalia.com/play/3dc/gas-light/production/7jd . More specifically check out a 1939 British production http://theatricalia.com/play/48d/gaslight which, according to the Internet Movie Database, was recorded ‘live’ on one occasion, the film of which still exists http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0263371/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Information on Broadway productions is available here: http://www.ibdb.com/show.php?id=1587
The play was also revived more recently in the West End of London. What’s On Stage reviews the 2007 version: http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8821181895690
For theatre context, do visit the University of Kent Library’s Special Collections (http://www.kent.ac.uk/library/specialcollections/index.html) where searches for East Lynne and Gas Light provide information on other productions, and you can also trace some of stage actress Diana Wynyard’s career.
Jane particularly drew our attention to the Pettingell Collection which includes material relating to the noted stage actor who played the dogged ex-policeman: http://www.kent.ac.uk/library/specialcollections/theatre/pettingell/index.html
In terms of the currency of the play in the 1940s, Lies mentioned the Jack Benny spoof from 1945. Follow the link for Benny imitating Boyer, and Bergman happily sending up the film: http://retro-otr.com/2012/10/jack-benny-gaslight-451014/
A US radio version appeared a little later in 1953. You can listen to it here: http://archive.org/details/BestPlays1952-1953