The Fall of the House of Usher

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The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe. Adapted by Steven Berkoff (1937-)[1] to a stage play with the same title.

Performance history in South Africa

1985: Presented by CAPAB Drama at the Nico Malan Arena, first performed 18 April 1985. Music, mime and voice were a integral part of this production. Cellist Angela Paynter played from a score composed by Péter Louis van Dijk. Direction and design by Marthinus Basson, mime coreography and coaching by Chris Goetsch, lighting by Pieter de Swardt. Members of the cast were David Dennis, Jennifer Steyn and Romano Gorlei.

1999: A Rhodes University Drama Department production was directed by David Alcock and Gary Gordon for Graduation in March 1999, with Brink Scholtz as Madeline Usher, Matthew Roberts as Oswald and Rob Murray as Roderick Usher.

Translations and adaptations


Theatre pamphlet

Photograph of the cast of the 1999 production held by NELM: Photograph collection [Collection: Rhodes University. Drama Department]: 2008. 51. 11. 4. 4.

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