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Among his more publicly notable contributions to radio and TV were his role as presenter of the perennially popular literary programme ''Skrywers en boeke'', a discussion of writers and books, and his participation in the TV quiz show ''Dis my geheim'' ("This is my secret").   
 
Among his more publicly notable contributions to radio and TV were his role as presenter of the perennially popular literary programme ''Skrywers en boeke'', a discussion of writers and books, and his participation in the TV quiz show ''Dis my geheim'' ("This is my secret").   
  
Besides his numerous published works on language and language issues, and his occasional stints as actor for stage, radio and film, he has had a significant impact on [[radio drama]], TV drama and theatre  through his translations of works by various international playwrights, used for radio and stage production.   
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Besides his numerous published works on language and language issues, and his occasional stints as actor for stage, radio and film, he has had a significant impact on [[radio drama]], TV drama and theatre  through his translations of works by various international playwrights, used for radio and stage production, e.g. ''[[Die Buffel]]'' by Chekhov.   
  
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He was elected a lifetime member of the [[Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge]] ([[FAK]]).
  
 
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== Translations ==
 
== Translations ==
  
He translated from seven languages and among the works he produced are:  
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He (co-)translated and adapted numerous plays into [[Afrikaans]] from seven languages, among them:  
  
''Il paese delle vacanze'' by Ugo Betti (1937), translated as ''[[Skrikkeljaar]]'' (published 1959) (See also ''[[Summertime]]'' by Ugo Betti)
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''Il paese delle vacanze'' by [[Ugo Betti]] (1937), translated as ''[[Skrikkeljaar]]'' (1959)  
  
''[[Fuente Ovejuna]]'' by Lope de Vega, translated as ''[[Skaapfontein]]'' ("Sheep Fountain") by T.G. de la Santa and [[Alewyn Lee]] (published 1963)
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''[[Fuente Ovejuna]]'' by Lope de Vega, translated as ''[[Skaapfontein]]'' ("Sheep Fountain") (1963)
  
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''[[Mariken van Nieumeghen]]'', translated into [[Afrikaans]] as ''[[Marietjie van Nijmegen]]'' (1963) 
  
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''[[Elweheuwel]]'' by Johan Ludvig Heiberg, translated and adapted for radio with  Neil Pascoe (1953)
  
Die drie susters
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''[[La regina e gli insorti]]'' by [[Ugo Betti]]. Translated into [[Afrikaans]] as ''[[Die Koningin en die Rebelle]]'' (1969)
Author(s): Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Alewyn Lee
 
Book Pages: Unknown - Publish Date: 19?? - Publisher: Unknown
 
Elweheuwel
 
Author(s): Johan Ludvig Heiberg Alewyn Lee Neil Pascoe
 
Book Pages: 70 - Publish Date: 1953 - Publisher: Unknown
 
  
Marietjie van Nijmegen (Mariken van Nieumeghen)
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''[[Delitto all'isola delle capre]]'' (see ''[[Crime on Goat Island]]'') by [[Ugo Betti]]. Translated into [[Afrikaans]] as ''[[Misdaad op Bokeiland]]'' ("Crime on Goat Island") (1969)
Author(s): H. J. J. M. Van der Merwe Alewyn Lee
 
Book Pages: 31 - Publish Date: 197? - Publisher: Unknown
 
  
Die huweliksaansoek
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''[[The Death of Ivan Ilyich]]'' (Russian: Смерть Ивана Ильича, Smert' Ivana Ilyicha)by Leo Tolstoy, translated as ''[[Die dood van Iwan Iljitsj]]'' (1960).  
Author(s): Anton Pavlovich Chekhov C. Benade Nerina Ferreira Alewyn Lee
 
Book Pages: 13 - Publish Date: 198? - Publisher: Unknown
 
  
Die koningin en die rebelle; la regina e gli insorti; 'n treurspel
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''[[La ciociara]]'', a novel by Alberto Moravia (1957), (''[[Two Women]]'' in English) translated as ''[[Twee vroue]]''  (1965).  
Author(s): Ugo Betti Alewyn Lee
 
Book Pages: 128 - Publish Date: 1969 - Publisher: Unknown
 
 
 
Misdaad op Bokeiland (Delitto all'isola delle capre)
 
Author(s): Ugo Betti Alewyn Lee
 
Book Pages: Unknown - Publish Date: 1969 - Publisher: Unknown
 
Author(s): Ugo Betti Alewyn Lee
 
Book Pages: 152 - Publish Date: 1969 - Publisher: Unknown
 
 
 
Die dood van Iwan Iljitsj
 
Author(s): graf Leo Tolstoy Alewyn Lee
 
Book Pages: 107 - Publish Date: 1960 - Publisher: Unknown
 
 
 
Die dood van Iwan Iljitsj. Vertaal deur Alewyn Lee
 
Author(s): graf Leo Tolstoy Alewyn LEE
 
Book Pages: 126 - Publish Date: 1960 - Publisher: Unknown
 
 
 
La ciociara. Twee vroue. Vertaal deur Alewyn Lee
 
Author(s): Alberto Moravia Alewyn LEE
 
Book Pages: 303 - Publish Date: 1965 - Publisher: Unknown
 
Twee vroue
 
Author(s): Alberto Moravia A. Lee
 
Book Pages: 303 - Publish Date: 1965 - Publisher: Unknown
 
 
 
He also tranlated a number of Chekhov's plays, including Die seemeeu, Die
 
kersie boord, Drie susters, Oom Wanja, Die buffel en Die groot
 
vraag.
 
In 19*8 his celebrated collection ''[[Die Buffel e.a. Eenakters]]'' ("The Buffalo and other one act plays") by Anton Chekhov appeared.
 
 
 
Die Buffel en ander Eenakters by Anton Chekhov, translated into Afrikaans by Alewyn Lee
 
 
 
== Awards ==
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In 1980 he received an [[Artes Award]] for his translations of Chekhov and was elected a lifetime member of the [[Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge]] ([[FAK]]).  
 
  
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He was particularly celebrated for his translations of Chekhov, in 1980 receiving an [[Artes Award]] for them. They include  ''[[Die seemeeu]]'' (''[[The Seagull]]''), ''[[Die Kersieboord]]'' (''[[The Cherry Orchard]]''), ''[[Drie susters]]'' (''[[Three Sisters]]''), ''[[Oom Wanja]]'', ''[[Die buffel]]'' (lit. "The buffalo", i.e. ''[[The Bear]]''), ''[[Die huweliksaansoek]]'' (''[[The Proposal]]'') (with [[C. Benade]] and [[Nerina Ferreira]]) and  ''[[Die groot vraag]]''.
  
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In 1980 his celebrated collection ''[[Die Buffel e.a. Eenakters]]'' ("The Buffalo and other one act plays") by [[Anton Chekhov]] appeared, containing ''Langs die grootpad'', ''Die Buffel'', ''Die Groot vraag'' and ''Jubileum'', published by Tafelberg Publishers Ltd. He received an [[Artes Award]] for this publication and his other translations of Chekhov.
  
 
== Sources ==
 
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[[Beeld]], Vrydag, 26 Februarie 1993 bls 2[http://152.111.1.88/argief/berigte/beeld/1993/02/26/2/12.html]
 
[[Beeld]], Vrydag, 26 Februarie 1993 bls 2[http://152.111.1.88/argief/berigte/beeld/1993/02/26/2/12.html]
 
 
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:04, 19 February 2015

(1926 (?)-1993) Actor, radio and TV announcer, translator and head language advisor to the SABC. *** Had a BA degree in English and Afrikaans from the University of Pretoria. He joined the SABC in 1949,working there till his retirement. His insistance on maintaining language standards in the SABC was the stuff of legend in the industry.

Among his more publicly notable contributions to radio and TV were his role as presenter of the perennially popular literary programme Skrywers en boeke, a discussion of writers and books, and his participation in the TV quiz show Dis my geheim ("This is my secret").

Besides his numerous published works on language and language issues, and his occasional stints as actor for stage, radio and film, he has had a significant impact on radio drama, TV drama and theatre through his translations of works by various international playwrights, used for radio and stage production, e.g. Die Buffel by Chekhov.

He was elected a lifetime member of the Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge (FAK).

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Acting

For stage

For radio

For film

Had roles in the following films: Breekpunt ("Chemist", 1971); Ma skryf Matriek (1975); Die Rebel ("Dr. Smit" , 1976)

Translations

He (co-)translated and adapted numerous plays into Afrikaans from seven languages, among them:

Il paese delle vacanze by Ugo Betti (1937), translated as Skrikkeljaar (1959)

Fuente Ovejuna by Lope de Vega, translated as Skaapfontein ("Sheep Fountain") (1963)

Mariken van Nieumeghen, translated into Afrikaans as Marietjie van Nijmegen (1963)

Elweheuwel by Johan Ludvig Heiberg, translated and adapted for radio with Neil Pascoe (1953)

La regina e gli insorti by Ugo Betti. Translated into Afrikaans as Die Koningin en die Rebelle (1969)

Delitto all'isola delle capre (see Crime on Goat Island) by Ugo Betti. Translated into Afrikaans as Misdaad op Bokeiland ("Crime on Goat Island") (1969)

The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Russian: Смерть Ивана Ильича, Smert' Ivana Ilyicha)by Leo Tolstoy, translated as Die dood van Iwan Iljitsj (1960).

La ciociara, a novel by Alberto Moravia (1957), (Two Women in English) translated as Twee vroue (1965).

He was particularly celebrated for his translations of Chekhov, in 1980 receiving an Artes Award for them. They include Die seemeeu (The Seagull), Die Kersieboord (The Cherry Orchard), Drie susters (Three Sisters), Oom Wanja, Die buffel (lit. "The buffalo", i.e. The Bear), Die huweliksaansoek (The Proposal) (with C. Benade and Nerina Ferreira) and Die groot vraag.

In 1980 his celebrated collection Die Buffel e.a. Eenakters ("The Buffalo and other one act plays") by Anton Chekhov appeared, containing Langs die grootpad, Die Buffel, Die Groot vraag and Jubileum, published by Tafelberg Publishers Ltd. He received an Artes Award for this publication and his other translations of Chekhov.

Sources

Die Burger Vrydag, 26 Februarie 1993 bls [1]

Beeld, Vrydag, 26 Februarie 1993 bls 2[2]

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