Donald Howarth

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Donald Howarth [1] (1931-) is a British playwright, director and designer.


Biography

Trained at Esme Church's Northern Theatre School in Bradford, he worked in various repertory theatres around England. His first play Sugar in the Morning, was selected first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1959.


Contribution to South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance

In 1972 he came to Cape Town and wrote, directed as well as designed a number of plays for Space Theatre, including Enemy - An Anti-War Collage (1972) and Scarborough (197*). He also wrote and directed Othello Slegs Blankes (197*) and wrote School Play (directed by Limpie Basson in 197*). * He wrote A Lily in Little India and Three Months Gone which PACT staged at the Alexander Theatre in 1973, starring Helen Bourne, Barbara Kinghorn and Frantz Dobrowsky. Jack Klaff starred in the latter. He created and directed his own play Ibchek for the Market Theatre, to open at the 1979 Grahamstown Festival, and for a run in the theatre Upstairs at the Market. He directed Beckett’s Waiting for Godot starring John Kani, Winston Ntshona and Pieter-Dirk Uys. It was staged at the Baxter Theatre and at the Market in 1980 before leaving for the USA and Britain.

Sources

Wikipedia [2].

Tucker, 1997.

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