Faust by *** Goethe. ****Though seldom performed in its entirety, parts of it have often in South Africa. The firs recorded performance in German is by **, in English by **. It was translated into Afrikaans by ** and performed by ** in 19**. A production of the Afrikaans version, directed by Fred Engelen?* and featuring Siegfried Mynhardt, ** and **, opened the H.B. Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch in 1966. A notable South African reworking of the myth is Faustus in Africa by William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company (1995). The script combines section of Part One and fragments of Part Two from ** Bulgakov’s The Master and Magrita and new material by the South African poet Iesega Rampotokeng, so that the idealism of Goethe’s Faust is tested against the more earthy materialism of South Africa. It was first performed at the Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown 1995 by Handspring Puppet Company, directed by William Kentridge and using an integration of film animation, actors and puppets. It then toured to Germany and other parts of the world.
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