Noël Roos

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Noël Roos (195*-). Actor, director, teacher and drama lecturer.




Studied at the Drama Department of the University of Rhodes. He returned to Rhodes to do a post-graduate course in drama in the late 1970s.


He taught at Graaff-Reinet and Cape Town before joining PACT as an actor. Appointed by the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department (198*-199*), to teach English speech, voice and acting.

He left Stellenbosch and University teaching in 199*, to become a language teacher in the East.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Noël acted in a number of productions by the Rhodes University Drama Department including Take Root or Die (1966), Twelfth Night (1967), a 1969 production of Putsonderwater, Arthur Clarke's play Threshold, Don Maclennan's A Winter Vacation (1969), As You Like It (1977) by

He had a role in Scathkadie the Sorceress in 1981.

He staged managed Our Town by Thornton Wilder in April 1968 and directed Something Unspoken by Tennessee Williams (Rhodes University Drama Dpartment 1978); St Andrew's College and Diocesan School for Girls production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1978). He produced Professor Taranne by Arthur Adamov and Come and Go by Samuel Beckett both presented by the Rhodes University Education Department.

He is a meticulous craftsman and demanding teacher who directed a number of memorable productions for the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department. Apart from acting in Andorra (in Afrikaans 1979), Measure for Measure (1981), Our Town/Ons Dorp (1988) for them, he directed The Boy Friend 1980, Oidipus 1982, Filumena 1982, The Zoo Story 1983, The Crucible 1983, the translation into Afrikaans of Een Bruid in de Morgen 1984, Die Moordenaar 1985, Taraboemdery 1986, The Dragon 1986, Miss Julie 1989, Amadeus 1989, People are Living There 1989. He directed two student productions of Equus in the Afrikaans translation by Yvette Weyers at Stellenbosch, 1982 and 1988.

Awards, etc

St Andrew's College and Diocesan School for Girls production of Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat, directed by Noël Roos, won the Rosalie van der Gucht Award for the production, 1978


Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

Theatre programmes of various UTS productions.

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