Danie Burger

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(1946-) Stage actor, translator and director.





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.

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

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.

Awards, etc


National Arts Festival programme, 1985.

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