Hannes Horne

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HORNE, Hannes (19**-) *** Voice artist, actor, director, drama lecturer and administrator. A protegé of Anna Neethling-Pohl, he is particularly well known for his superb vocal abilities and poetry readings over the years.



Studied Drama at the University of Pretoria Drama Department.


Lecturer and later senior lecturer (19**-19**) at the University of Pretoria Drama Department. In 19** became the director of the South West African Performing Arts Council (SWAPAC), in Windhoek. On retirement in 19**, he relocated to Cape Town where he became a part-time radio announcer for Fine Music Radio and continued his career in poetry reading.

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

Co-founded (with ***) and for many years directed plays for the Eersterus Performing Arts Council (EPAC) in Pretoria. Among his memorable productions for EPAC were Bartho Smit’s Bacchus in die Boland and Adam Small’s Kanna, hy kô Hystoe. At SWAPAC he inter alia produced **** and ****. His masters study at the University of Pretoria was an evaluation of the career and contribution of Anna Neethling-Pohl to South African theatre. See Horne, 1970. He directed Vettie, Vettie! for CAPAB in 1987.

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