Guy Routh

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Guy Routh (1916-1993) [1]. Amateur theatre veteran, playwright and trade union activist. Economist.

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

He worked for the Garment Worker’s Union but was also active in experimental theatre in Johannesburg in the 1930s, strongly influenced by the theories and practices of Meyerhold [2].

He wrote two plays for the Bantu People's Theatre group, namely The Word and the Act and Patriot's Pie – both performed at the BPT Drama Festival in 1941.

He was involved with the formation of the African National Theatre? Was later to leave the country under the Suppression of Communism Act of 1950.

Patriot’s Pie by Guy Routh. A play that dealing with the contradictions of Union policy on African e 312 bytes (49 words) - 17:47, 16 April 2012 The Word and the Act

Andrew Undershaft in Major Barbara 1940 (RDM 11 October 1940)

Played the Fox in Volpone staged by the Johanneburg Art Theatre at the Jewish Guild in the 1930s (RDM 19 August 1952)

Played Joseph in a radio broadcast of the Coventry Nativity Play, 25 December 1942.


Tucker, 1997.

See Kruger, 199* [TH]

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