Ian Ferguson

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Ian Ferguson. (19*-) Academic, playwright, poet and critic.


In 19* he moved to Canada. Long-time partner of Robert Mohr.


Studied English literature at the University of Stellenbosch and University of South Africa,


Taught English at the University of South Africa from 19** to 19**.

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

Wrote criticism and articles on South African theatre and supervised a number of theses on the subject. One of the founders of the short-lived journal Teater/Theatre SA, later a board member of the South African Theatre Journal.

His writing includes his first produced play Ritual 2378, Sylvia, Nativity, Falstaff, Albe, a Perfect Cavaliero, Confetti, I Remember Will, The Soldier’s Tale, The Three Wishes, Uncle Arly. He has also written two musicals, Talking Deaf Man and Double Trouble. His script Confetti Too was presented in the USA (early 1980s) and he wrote a one-woman show for Maggie Soboil, Memorable Lioness which was to be produced in New York in mid-1984.

He translated Die Skreeu by Hennie Aucamp with the title The Scream.

Awards, etc


Falstaff theatre programme, 1984.

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