Danie Burger

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(1946-) Stage actor, translator and director.




Studied Drama at the University of Pretoria, later did an Honours degree in Directing under Robert Mohr, at the University of Cape Town.


Co-founder (with Pieter Brand) of Dinkteater ("Think Theatre") in Pretoria in the 1970s.

After completing his studies at the University of Cape Town, he joined the PACOFS drama company in 1983 for a while as actor and director.

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

For Dinkteater he directed a number of Afrikaans versions of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays (e.g. the Duchess of Malfi, *** ), as well more contemporary works by Ionesco and others. A number of original new Afrikaans plays were also produced, including Bloedlyn (197*) and Wie is Leopold? (197*) both by Temple Hauptfleisch (197*) and Die Duiwel, sy handlanger en die drie ligtekooie by Marlene van Niekerk.

For PACOFS he did Julius Caesar, Laat-Februarie 1922, Taraboemdery, Twaalfde Nag, Babbelkous!, Die Hand vol Vere, Vettie, Vettie!. He directed As die Nefie kom Kuier, and assisted as director for Charley se Tante.

He translated play such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and Shadow Box into Afrikaans.

Awards, etc


National Arts Festival programme, 1985.

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