Oedipus by Hugo Claus

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This Dutch version by Hugo Claus of the Oedipus myth is based on Seneca's play Oedipus.

The Original Text

Translations and Adaptations

Translated from the original Dutch into Afrikaans by Wim Vorster.

South African Performances

1990: Presented in Afrikaans by SUKOVS Toneel in 1990, performed in the André Huguenet Theatre, Bloemfontein. Directed by Jannie Gildenhuys, with Gerben Kamper, Isadora Verwey, Cobus de Villiers, Ernst Eloff, Dorette Nel, James van Helsdingen, Marga van Rooy, Christo Compion, Marion Holm, Hennie Baird. Décor designed by Johnny Boerstoel, costumes by James Parker and lighting by Martin Pelser.




P.J. Conradie, 1999


Helikon, 5(21), 1955.

Source: Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.

Oedipus theatre programmes, PACT, 1971, 1990.

B. van Zyl Smit 2003 "The Receptions of Greek Tragedy in the 'Old' and the 'New' South Africa" in Akroterion 48 : 3-20)[1]

Betine van Zyl Smit. 2010. "Oedipus and Afrikaans Theater" in Comparative Drama (Vol. 44, No. 4: pp. 477-493)[2]

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