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Pavane is a 1973 Afrikaans play by André P. Brink. Full-length. Cast: mixed. Published by Human & Rousseau, 1974.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1973: Première production in August, presented by the CAPAB Afrikaans Company Workshop Theatre in the Hofmeyr Theatre in Cape Town, directed by Mees Xteen. Stage manager Mavis Lilenstein.

1974: In August Marie van Heerden directed a production of Pavane with the script as Brink had re-worked it after the CAPAB production a year earlier. She staged it in the Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch with the University's amateur theatre society, USAT. The cast were, Space van Heerden (José), d'Este du Plessis (Teresa), Herman Binge (Mario), Lochner de Kock (Miguel), Christine Hulme (Maria-Carmen), Jannie Hofmeyr (Antonio), Henri Laurie (Pepe) and Sharon Montgomery (Claudia), with live music performed by Laurika Rauch.

1980: Staged by PACT in the Breytenbach Theatre, directed by Francois Swart, with Don Lamprecht (José), Amor Tredoux (Teresa), At Botha (Mario), Eric Nobbs (Miguel), Christine Basson (Maria-Carmen), Gerben Kamper (Antonio), Ben Kruger (Pepe) and Rika Sennet (Claudia). Decor and costumes by Chris van den Berg.


USAT theatre programme, August 1974.

PACT theate programme, 1980.

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