Die Papegaaivrou (“The Parrot Woman”) by Charles J. Fourie. A play in English and Afrikaans, set against the backdrop of the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.
by Charles Fourie. One act. Cast: mixed.
Performance history in South Africa
1990: Presented in a double bill with Grot van die kaalkoppe in the Rehearsal Room, Market Theatre in April 1990, directed by the author and Marlene Blom, starring Kevin Smith, Henrietta Gryffenberg, Johan van der Westhuizen, Wayne Robbins and Marius Meyer and has been staged several times since, with Michelle Burgess and Henrietta Gryffenberg among the actresses who have played the taxing main role.
The play was performed in English in the Finborough Theatre in London and in the Burton Taylor Studio in Oxford more recently.
Translations and adaptations
Pretoria News 27 April 1990.
Theatre pamphlet, 1991.
Die Burger, 9 September 2013.
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