Fred le Roux
Fred le Roux (1913-1984). Professor of Drama, teacher, journalist, critic, theatre researcher, actor, translator.
Started out as a teacher, became Die Burger's theatre reviewer in the 1930s. Since 1938 he acted regularly in radio plays. In 1967, on the death of Fred Engelen, he was appointed head of the Drama Department at the University of Stellenbosch.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He acted in Die Vroue van Troje (ADK 1944), Germanicus, Die Goue Kring, Die Mal Vrou van Chaillot (1977), Periandros van Korinthe, Vergelegen, Die Verterende Vuur, Die Wintersprokie (1974), Die Pluimsaad Waai Vêr, Legende van die Liefde (1970).
In his period as head the Drama Department at the University of Stellenbosch, until his retirement in 1979, he continued doing a few major productions a year, often starring the staff. He also tried to set up a card-based documentation system for South African theatre performances and publications. Among these are **, **. Unfortunately this never came to fruition as a publication, and all that remains are the hundreds of cards in the archives of the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies in Stellenbosch.
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