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Brakanjan is an Afrikaans play for youth written by Cobus Fourie.

The original text

Based on Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, a Japanese-Spanish cartoon adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas story of d'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers. [1]

Translations and adaptations

There was an Afrikaans adaptation broadcast on the SABC during 1985 and the early 1990s. The title was changed to "Brakanjan", which has become a popular name for dogs in South Africa.

Performance history in South Africa

1996: Staged by PACT, directed by Hannes Muller, featuring Walton van der Westhuizen (Brakanjan), Bertus Dreyer (Koning), Monique Vienings (Koningin), Sandra Vaughn (Mev Brakanjan), Cobus Fourie (Rochefort), Morné Malan (Hofnar), Adrian Freeman (Athos), Wikus du Toit (Aramis), Francois Henning (Portos) and Jean Marais (Kardinaal). Decor designed by Ken Telford.


PACT theatre programme, 1996.

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