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1789: The French Revolution, Year One by Ariane Mnouchkine [1] (born 1939, France).

1789 enabled a young audience in 1968 to participate in the story of the French Revolution which led to the present-day Republic. The second instalment, 1793, was an invitation to reflect on the last days of the Revolution.

First performed at the Théâtre du Soleil, Paris.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1981: Presented by the Univerity of Cape Town at the Grahamstown Festival in July 1981, directed by Aubrey Shelton and Marlene Winberg.

1981: Opening at the People's Space, produced by the Pennywhistle Theatre Company Monday 16 November 1981.

1989: Directed by Christopher Weare at the Little Theatre's Hiddingh Hall for the University of Cape Town Drama Department from 20 May to 3 June 1989.


The International Ibsen Award [2].

Theatre programme held by NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 9. (1981 production).

No-Good Friday theatre programme 1989, announcement of future productions.

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