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Eskoriaal (Escurial, 1927) by Michel de Ghelderode (born as Adhémar-Adolphe-Louis Martens, 3 April 1898, Ixelles – 1962, Brussels), an avant-garde Belgian dramatist, writing in French.

The original text

Published in Théâtre by Michel de Ghelderode. Volume 1. Gallimard, 1950-1957.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans from the original French by André P. Brink.

Performance history in South Africa

First produced in South Africa by **. Also done by The Space (Cape Town) (1974, directed by Dawie Malan with Limpie Basson, Marthinus Basson and Blaise Koch), **.

Performed by students of the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department in the H.B. Thom Theatre in November 1987, directed by Christa de Jager, starring Ben Dehaeck, Jako Voges, Raèl Mercuur and Nico Gey van Pittius.

Presented by Dinkteater, directed by Pieter Brand starring Danie Burger (Die Koning), Johan Visser (Folial), Ben Bekker (Die Monnik) and Albert Korff and Henk Kellerman aternating as Die Skarlaken Man. Date unknown.


Eskoriaal (Dinkteater) programme.

Astbury 1979.

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