Pieter-Paul Fourie (1947-). Playwright, translator, literary advisor and theatre organiser.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He worked as literary advisor for PACT in the 1970s and later, in the early 1980s, for the ATKV in its various theatre projects, including Kampustoneel. He later resigned to become a full-time writer, settling in the Eastern Free State to live the life of a hermit, and working on his manuscripts.
During his sojourn at PACT, he was in charge of the PACT library and wrote and translated plays for production. Among them were his English plays Conspiracy (1976) and Intimate Relations' (1976, based on Les Parents Terribles by Cocteau), as well as a number of Afrikaans translations of plays, inter alia of The Miracle Worker (as Die Wonderwerk), Boeing-Boeing, L'Avare (as Die Vrek), A Month in the Country (as 'n Maand op die Platteland), Fadren (translated as Die Vader), Happy Birthday (as Kat in die Donker) and Crime on Goat Island (as Misdaad op Bokeiland, 1976).
Most of his completed work dates from the late 1970s, and he has apparently not completed, nor had a play performed, since that time.
Personal correspondence from his son, the academic and author P.P. (Pieter-Paul) Fourie.
Theatre programmes of various productions.
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