Victor Gordon

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Victor Gordon (1941-) is a pharmacist and playwright.


Born in the Transvaal. Studied at Potchefstroom University and became a pharmacist, later a director of Medsurg Distributors (Pty) Ltd in Pretoria. He is a member of the South African Zionist Federation Media Team.

Writing is one of his hobbies, along with vintage MG sports cars, music (he is a jazz musician on clarinet and saxophone) and art (he paints in watercolour and pastel).



Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He wrote the plays Brothers (1981) and Comrades (1985), Pollard's Trial translated into Jewish as מרכז מורשת בגין (The Pollard Trial, 20**), Harry and Ed: The Drama Behind the Birth of Israel (or Harry and Ed, 2009)

Awards, etc

Winner of the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award in 1981 for Brothers and a joint winner of the SACPAC 1985 for Comrades.

He was the winner of an IDEM/SASWA Scriptwriting Award (English Television) for Fever Ward.


Brothers theatre programme, 1988.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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