P.W.S. Schumann

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(19**-?*) Playwright. Won the inaugural Krugersdorp Municipal Dramatic and Operatic Society (KMDOS) Playwrighting competition in 1932 with Hantie kom Huistoe, a work which played an important role both in the founding of the Kaapstadse Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging and in the fledgling Volksteater (then still known as Ons Teatertjie). Schumann continued to dominate the of KMDOS playwriting initiative (now called the Buster Harrison Play Writing Competition) He won every year in both the Afrikaans and English sections till 1939. In view of this KMDOS changed the rules for the award in 1940, so that it would to go to the best performer of the year. Schumann's other plays include Katrina (1937), Virtue Rewarded, Kromhoutsap, Of Unsound Mind, Bly by jou Lees, Die Ewige Straf (1938) and Local Colour. Also co-writer, with J.H. van Dyk and J.A. Vogel of Paardekraal-Krugersdorp (1937) for KMDOS.

Sources

See Binge, 1969; Du Toit, 1988 [JH, FdV]

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