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A tragedy by Euripides.

The original text

The story Hecuba, wife of King Priam, and her grief over the death of her daughter Polyxena and her youngest son Polydorus. Written and performed round about 424-425BC.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

The original text


South African adaptations

2013: Forgiveness by Keamogetswe Moeketsane and Nokuthula Mashaba.

A loose adaptation of the Greek play, setting it against the backdrop of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Adapted and co-written by Keamogetswe Moeketsane and Nokuthula Mashaba. First produced in June 2013 at the State Theatre Pretoria during the Youth Expressions Festival, then had a successful run at the National Arts Festival 2014, before returning to the Momentum Theatre in the State Theatre for a 3 week run (22 August – 14 September 2014). The cast consists of Boitumelo Modise, Dannie Putter, Joseph Komani, Kedibone Motloutsi, Johannes Molema, Sandile Mahlangu, Matsemele Mogotlane and Letshego Seekoe. The play was done in collaboration with C.U.T. Productions.



The SA State Theatre presents Forgiveness Artslink 08/05/2014[1]

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