Leonora Nel

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(19*-) Actress, director and translator.

Studied at the University of * Became a teacher in **. In 1958-9 she went on a study tour of Europe, where she was exposed to modern theatre practices. *

On her return in 1959, she joined Jannie Gildenhuys in National Theatre Organisation's NTO Youth Theatre group. They began touring in the Cape in August 1959, with works they devised and put on as a group, continuing in the Transvaal in 1960. By 1961 two groups had been formed for the two provinces, one for the Cape and one for Transvaal. She remained with the Transvaal group, which became part of PACT.

As actress

She had roles in Die Jakkalsstreke van Scapino (196*), Meneer Sleeman Kom (1963), Die Lewe wat ek jou Gegee het (1964).

As director

As translator


PACT Report 1963/1964

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