Die Goue Kring

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Die Goue Kring: 'n legende in vier bedrywe (“The Golden Circle: a legend in four acts”) - a full-length play by Uys Krige (1956). Published by Balkema in 1956 and Human & Rousseau, 1976.

Performance history in South Africa

1956: Performed by JAATS in 1956.

1958: Directed by Leonie Pienaar at the Little Theatre in May, starring Hannes Horne, Ivor Kruger, Johann Schultz, Pietro Nolte, Danie Marais, Denice Donegan, Lynette Kotzé, Hymie Gien, Lily-Jean Satusky, Estelle Levinsohn, Bob van der Valck, Ghoen Theron. Decor designed and built by Cecil Pym, lighting by Cliff Taylor, costumes by Mavis Taylor and students.

1975: In 1975 Hannes Horne directed a University of Pretoria Drama Department production with Anna Neethling-Pohl as Moeder Mart.

1976: Staged by Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch in the H.B. Thom Theatre in May 1976, directed by Ria Olivier, assisted by Johann van Heerden, with Karien Scheepers (Marta), Cornelius Pauw (Luis), Johan Fourie (Johan J. Fourie) (Pablo), Suzette Eksteen (Violetta), Elizabeth Archer (Isabella), Christo Compion (Miguel), Pieter van der Merwe (Ferdinand), Johann van Heerden (Vreemdeling), Gisela Taeger-Berger (Dans van die Dood), Fred le Roux (Biskop), Solly Oosthuizen (bedelaar), Iza Trengove (Pedro), Louié Loots (Juan), Karin Griessel (Solidad) and Diane Vlotman, Antoinette Wilkinson, Elsabé Wessels and Tammy Alberts as (Vroue). Décor and lighting by Emile Aucamp, costumes by Elaine Aucamp and music specially composed by Hubert du Plessis.

1982: Presented by PACOFS, directed by Sandra Kotzé, starring, among others, Anna Neethling-Pohl, Richard van der Westhuizen and Sulette Minnaar.

Translations and adaptations


PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.

UTS theatre programme May 1976.

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