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August August, August by Pavel Kohout (1928- ) is a play about a clown, written in Czech and performed in 1966-7. Published in 1968 as August August, August: cirkusové představení s jednou přestávkou by Orbis. Called August August, the Clown in the English Pavel Kohout website[1].

The original text

Translated into Afrikaans by Nerina Ferreira as August August, August.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1970: First performed in Afrikaans, directed for CAPAB by German director Peter Kleinschmidt at the Hofmeyr Theatre, 1970, starring Pieter Joubert (Meneer Klapperdop), Peter Grobbelaar (Die Ringmeester), Wiebke Gröndahl (Evelyne), Percy Sieff (August, 'n Hanswors), Grethe Fox (Lulu), Johan Malherbe (Bumbel), Johan Esterhuizen (Klein August), Mees Xteen (Die Orkesleier). This production toured to Worcester, Bellville, Stellenbosch and Paarl in August 1970. Stage director Mavis Lilenstein, decor and costumes designed by Manfred Glaesmann, lighting designed by Pieter de Swardt.

1981: PACT with Johan Malherbe.

1987: Directed in Afrikaans (translated by Nerina Ferreira) by Johann van Heerden with Drama students of Stellenbosch University in 1987, starring Duncan Johnson, Chris Truter, Johann Nel, Illse Roos, Jannie Hofmeyr and others.

Sources

Pavel Kohout website [2]

Grütter, Wilhelm, CAPAB 25 Years, 1987. Unpublished research. p 70

August August, August CAPAB theatre programme, 1970.

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