Don Juan onder die Boere

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(“Don Juan among the Farmers/Boers”) by Bartho Smit. A comic satire on the politics and social mores of the Afrikaner, based on the Molière Moliére play (see Plays 2). Originally scheduled for performance by National Theatre Organisation (NTO) in 1959, but withdrawn as being "inappropriate". Finally performed by ** in 1960.

The original text

Published by H&R (Human & Rousseau), 1960.

Translations and adaptations

Charles J. Fourie based his Don Gxubane Onner die Boere on this play.

Performance history in South Africa

Performed by ** in 1960.

Performed by students of the Stellenbosch University Drama Department in 1970 under direction of Theuns Meyer starring Johann van Heerden, Sharon Montgomery, Theuns Meyer, Jan Engelen, Laurika Rauch, Marietha Snyman, and others.

Don Juan onder die Boere by Bartho Smit; Produced in 1985 by PACOFS. Directed by Francois Swart, with Wilna Snyman, Pierre van Pletzen, Arnold Vosloo, Johan Malherbe, Jacques Loots, Marchelle Verwey, Hélène Truter. Sets by Johan Badenhorst, costumes by James Parker; Sand du Plessis Theatre, 1985.

Presented by TRUK Toneel, directed by Francois Swart at the State Theatre, Pretoria, in 1986. Set design by Chris van den Berg, lighting design by Paul Ramboukian, costume design by James Parker. The cast: Ben Kruger, Wilna Snyman, Lida Meiring, Annette Engelbrecht, Amor Tredoux, Christine Basson, Kim de Beer, Hélène Truter, Jacques Loots, Pieter Brand, Johan Malherbe, Tjaart Potgieter, Francois Viljoen, Jakes Jacobs, Reg Sutton, Monique Aggenbach and Debbie Barnard.


PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988

TRUK Theatre programme, 1986.

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