Die Boesman Venus

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Die Boesman Venus ("The bushman Venus") is a comedy in three acts by E.B. Dram.

Not to be confused with a number of plays and films about Sara Baartman, known the Hottentot Venus

The original text

According to the programme, the play is set in Cape Town in the 1960s and was written by E.B. Dram. However, nothing further is known of the play nor of an author by that name. The piece is probably a devised work created by the students involved and the author's name a pseudonym for "Eind B.Dram" ("Final year B.Dram class").

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1964: Presented by Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch in 1964, directed by Fred Engelen, starring Annatjie Vorster, Franz Marx, Antoinette Terblanche, Elise Ziervogel, Willem de la Querra, Gertie Smith-Visser and Lisl Myburgh.


UTS theatre pamphlet

Listing of productions in the UTS programme for Arms and the Man, H.B. Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch, 1968 (held in ESAT Archive)

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