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A play by [[Athol Fugard]]. * Full-length. Cast: mixed. The action takes place in a small Eastern Cape Karoo town in the autumn of 1984.
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''[[My Children!, My Africa!]]'' is a play by [[Athol Fugard]].  
  
 
== The original text ==
 
== The original text ==
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The action takes place in a small Eastern Cape Karoo town in the autumn of 1984.
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Published in London by Faber and Faber (1990) and in ''My Children! My Africa! and Selected Shorter Plays'' by Witwatersrand University Press (1990).
 
Published in London by Faber and Faber (1990) and in ''My Children! My Africa! and Selected Shorter Plays'' by Witwatersrand University Press (1990).
  
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== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
The [[Market Theatre Company]]'s production was presented at the [[Baxter Theatre]] in October 1989, directed by [[Athol Fugard]] assisted by [[Lesley Nott]], starring [[John Kani]] (Mr M), [[Kathy-Jo Ross]] (Isabel Dyson), [[Rapulana Seiphemo]] (Thami Seiphemo) and children of Zolile High School. Lighting design by [[Mannie Manim]], lighting design supervised and sound coordination by [[Patrick Curtis]].
 
  
The first professional, unabridged production of the play in Bloemfontein was directed by [[Gerben Kamper]] for [[PACOFS]] at the [[Batho Community Hall]] from 3 to 13 March 1993.
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1989: Performed by the [[Market Theatre Company]] at the [[Market Theatre]] and latrer at the [[Baxter Theatre]] in October 1989, directed by [[Athol Fugard]] assisted by [[Lesley Nott]], starring [[John Kani]] (Mr M), [[Kathy-Jo Ross]] (Isabel Dyson), [[Rapulana Seiphemo]] (Thami Seiphemo) and children of Zolile High School. Lighting design by [[Mannie Manim]], lighting design supervised and sound coordination by [[Patrick Curtis]].
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1993: The first professional, unabridged production of the play in Bloemfontein was directed by [[Gerben Kamper]] for [[PACOFS]] at the [[Batho Community Hall]] from 3 to 13 March 1993 starring [[Corien Pelt]] and [[Nomsa Nene]].
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1996: Staged by [[PACOFS]] at the [[Sterrewag Teater]] in October 1996, directed by [[Gerben Kamper]], with [[Nomsa Xaba]], [[Maurice Carpede]] and [[Onida Cowan]].
  
Staged by [[PACOFS]] at the [[Sterrewag Teater]] in October 1996, directed by [[Gerben Kamper]], with [[Nomsa Xaba]], [[Maurice Carpede]] and [[Onida Cowan]].
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2009: Performed by the Lee University Drama Department, .
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2018: Produced by the [[National Children's Theatre]], with [[Christine van Hees]] as "Isabel".  
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
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PACOFS pamphlet, 1993.
 
PACOFS pamphlet, 1993.
  

Latest revision as of 09:37, 15 January 2020

My Children!, My Africa! is a play by Athol Fugard.

The original text

The action takes place in a small Eastern Cape Karoo town in the autumn of 1984.

Published in London by Faber and Faber (1990) and in My Children! My Africa! and Selected Shorter Plays by Witwatersrand University Press (1990).


Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1989: Performed by the Market Theatre Company at the Market Theatre and latrer at the Baxter Theatre in October 1989, directed by Athol Fugard assisted by Lesley Nott, starring John Kani (Mr M), Kathy-Jo Ross (Isabel Dyson), Rapulana Seiphemo (Thami Seiphemo) and children of Zolile High School. Lighting design by Mannie Manim, lighting design supervised and sound coordination by Patrick Curtis.

1993: The first professional, unabridged production of the play in Bloemfontein was directed by Gerben Kamper for PACOFS at the Batho Community Hall from 3 to 13 March 1993 starring Corien Pelt and Nomsa Nene.

1996: Staged by PACOFS at the Sterrewag Teater in October 1996, directed by Gerben Kamper, with Nomsa Xaba, Maurice Carpede and Onida Cowan.

2009: Performed by the Lee University Drama Department, .

2018: Produced by the National Children's Theatre, with Christine van Hees as "Isabel".

Sources

PACOFS pamphlet, 1993.

Theatre programme, 1989.

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