Ben de Koker

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Ben de Koker. (19*-2003) Actor, director and academic.


Died 8 June 2003.




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

He wrote English Playwriting in South Africa 1900-1950: A Survey (Unpublished D.Ed. Thesis: University of Pretoria, 1969) and was head of the Department of Drama at the University of the Orange Free State from 1969 to 198*.

He translated the play Ladies in Retirement into Afrikaans, entitled Moord in Mooihawe.

He had roles in Die Hekse van Salem (1982), Die Stryd.

He directed Die Vroue van Troje (1972), a production in Afrikaans of Hamlet (1983), Aku Vang 'n Ster (1986) and Die Waterwyser (1991).

He wrote theatre reviews for Die Volksblad.

Awards, etc


Black and white photographs of scenes from the PACOFS production of Die Stryd, undated.

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