Shades of Brown
(Also known as Jannie Veldsman And His Struggle With The Boer.)
The original text
Written as a play for two male actors, it is set in the 1970's, what is referred to as "the Western Coloured Township".
1980: First performed in South Africa by/for(?) students in the Asoka Theatre at the University of Durban-Westville. When the Special Branch filmed the cast and the audience, the director stopped the show.
Between 1980 and 1986 the play was widely performed internationally, and revived again in 2010.
Translations and adaptations
Translated into Swedish (?) and performed in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Stavanger in the early 1980's.
Picardie also wrote a film scenario of the text in 2012, called simply Jannie Veldsman. This is as yet unproduced and unpublished.
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