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''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'' by William Arthur Rose. A play that deals with inter-racial marriages.
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''[[Guess Who's Coming to Dinner]]'' is a play by William Arthur Rose.  
  
 
== The original text ==
 
== The original text ==
Originally written as a filmscript and produced in Hollywood in 1967.
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Dealing with inter-racial marriages, it was originally written as a filmscript and produced in Hollywood in 1967, directed by Stanley Kramer, with Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Katharine Houghton.
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
The film script was adapted for the stage by [[Pierre van Pletzen]] and translated into [[Afrikaans]] by [[Pieter Fourie]] with the title ''Raai Wie Kom vir Ete?''.
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The film script was adapted for the stage by [[Pierre van Pletzen]] in 1991 and translated into [[Afrikaans]] by [[Pieter Fourie]] with the title ''[[Raai Wie Kom vir Ete?]]''.
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
''Raai Wie Kom vir Ete?'' directed by [[Francois Swart]] for [[TRUK]] Toneel at the Arena, [[State Theatre]], Pretoria and the [[Alexander Theatre]], 1991. Designs [[Chris van den Berg]], lighting by [[Jacques Mulder]]. The cast [[Peter Se-Puma]], [[Judy Louw]], [[June van Merch]], [[Antoinette Kellermann]], [[Johan Malherbe]], [[Eghard van der Hoven]], [[Patrick Ndlovu]], [[Temsie Times]]. Senior stage manager [[Johann van Heerden]]. (Theatre programme 1991)
 
  
''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'' with [[Wilna Snyman]] nominated Best Actress [[Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards|Fleur du Cap]], [[Sam Williams]] nominated Best Supporting Actor (Cape Argus 8 Feb 1994). Also starring [[Nomkhita Bavuma]].
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1991: Performed in [[Afrikaans]] as ''[[Raai Wie Kom vir Ete?]]'' by [[TRUK]], directed by [[Francois Swart]] at [[The Arena]] in the [[State Theatre]], Pretoria and the [[Alexander Theatre]], in 1991. Designs [[Chris van den Berg]], lighting by [[Jacques Mulder]]. The cast [[Peter Se-Puma]], [[Judy Louw]], [[June van Merch]], [[Antoinette Kellermann]], [[Johan Malherbe]], [[Eghard van der Hoven]], [[Patrick Ndlovu]], [[Temsie Times]]. Senior stage manager [[Johann van Heerden]].  
  
''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'' [[NAPAC]] Drama June 1992 (Natal Mercury 10 June 1992).
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1992: Performed in English as ''[[Guess Who's Coming to Dinner]]'' by [[NAPAC]] Drama in June 1992.
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1994: Performed as ''[[Guess Who's Coming to Dinner]]'' with [[Wilna Snyman]] nominated Best Actress [[Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards|Fleur du Cap]], [[Sam Williams]] nominated Best Supporting Actor. Also starring [[Nomkhita Bavuma]].
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
  
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PACT Theatre programme, 1991.
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''[[Natal Mercury]]'', 10 June 1992.
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''[[Cape Argus]]'', 8 February 1994.
  
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Thomas Riccio. 2007. ''Performing Africa: Remixing Tradition, Theatre, and Culture''. New York, Peter Lang: p. 25
  
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]

Latest revision as of 16:03, 28 September 2018

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a play by William Arthur Rose.

The original text

Dealing with inter-racial marriages, it was originally written as a filmscript and produced in Hollywood in 1967, directed by Stanley Kramer, with Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Katharine Houghton.

Translations and adaptations

The film script was adapted for the stage by Pierre van Pletzen in 1991 and translated into Afrikaans by Pieter Fourie with the title Raai Wie Kom vir Ete?.

Performance history in South Africa

1991: Performed in Afrikaans as Raai Wie Kom vir Ete? by TRUK, directed by Francois Swart at The Arena in the State Theatre, Pretoria and the Alexander Theatre, in 1991. Designs Chris van den Berg, lighting by Jacques Mulder. The cast Peter Se-Puma, Judy Louw, June van Merch, Antoinette Kellermann, Johan Malherbe, Eghard van der Hoven, Patrick Ndlovu, Temsie Times. Senior stage manager Johann van Heerden.

1992: Performed in English as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by NAPAC Drama in June 1992.

1994: Performed as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Wilna Snyman nominated Best Actress Fleur du Cap, Sam Williams nominated Best Supporting Actor. Also starring Nomkhita Bavuma.

Sources

PACT Theatre programme, 1991.

Natal Mercury, 10 June 1992.

Cape Argus, 8 February 1994.

Thomas Riccio. 2007. Performing Africa: Remixing Tradition, Theatre, and Culture. New York, Peter Lang: p. 25

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