Pantagleize

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Pantagleise is a 1929 full-length French play by Belgian dramatist Michel de Ghelderode (1898-1962) [1]. He wrote the title role expressly for the Flemish comedian Renaat Verheyen, who died aged twenty-six, shortly after appearing in Pantagleize.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans in 1988 as Pantagleise by Willy Hosten, Lizz Meiring and Hilde Ross.

Performance history in South Africa

1969: Presented in English by the University of Cape Town's Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre in August, directed by Alex Mavro.

1988: Staged in Afrikaans by PACT, directed by Ilse van Hemert, with Pieter Brand (Pantagleize), Samson Khumalo (Bamboola), Peter Terry (Innocenti), Paul Luckhoff (Lekidam), Tjaart Potgieter (Sluiper), Percy Pretorius (Stamper), Aletta Bezuidenhout (Rachel), Nomhle Nkonyeni (Balladeverkoopster & Regter), Johan Malherbe (Macboem & Offisier), Hennie Baird (Bankbestuurdertjie), Whinney Isaiah Setimo (Wag), Arthur Masekwameng (Wag) and Ronel Kriel (Advokaat). Designed by James MacNamara.

Sources

Inskip, Donald P., 1972. p.154.

PACT theatre programme, 1988.

PACT Info, (2), 1992.

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