Puss in Boots
The original text
The origins of the story are vague and varied, since it appears in a large variety of publications and other forms over the ages.
Translations and adaptations
The basic story has been used for virtually all art forms, notably the performing arts such as stage, dance, and film.
A popular theme for pantomime in the UK and its dominions and colonies, and - in the spirit of pantomime - the text is usually devised or adapted by each director for the particular circumstances, cast, audience, etc.
Performance history in South Africa
2015-6: Performed by KickstArt in the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of Natal, Durban. Written and directed by Steven Stead with Rory Booth, Bryan Hiles, Darren King, Londiwe Dhlomo, Peter Court, Lyle Buxton, Belinda Henwood, Nhlakanepho Manqele and Caitlin Kilburn. Designs by Greg King.
2017: Performed by KickstArt at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in July. Written and directed by Steven Stead with Earl Gregory, Caitlin Kilburn, Michael Richard, Darren King, Sean John Louw, Zak Hendrikz, Ilse Klink. Designs by Greg King and music supervision by Rowan Bakker.
NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 26. 68.
NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 26. 70.
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