H.W.D. Manson

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Harley William Daniel (1926-1969). South African playwright, poet academic.

Biography

Died 29 May 1969. At the time of his death he was a lecturer in English at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He was the author of The Festival (published by Balkema); The Noose-Knot Ballad (Human and Rousseau); The Magnolia Tree (Nasionale Boekhandel); Pat Mulholland's Day (Nasionale Boekhandel); Captain Smith (Human and Rousseau); The Green Knight (Human and Rousseau) and Potluck which was performed in Pietermaritzburg in 1967 and published by the University of Natal Press c1970. He also wrote The Counsellors, The Fight at Finnsburg and Magnus.

Sources

Teater SA, 1(4), 1969.

Theoria, (35), October 1970.

Review by T.J. Couzens English Studies in Africa, 15(2), 9 September 1972.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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