P. Marais

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P. Marais (19*-). Playwright and director.

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

He apparently founded the Marais Dramagroep ("Marais Drama Group") in the 1950s, and they toured the Western Cape for a couple of decades with only one play, Anker van die Lewe ("Anchor of Life"), written by Marais. Hugely popular, it dramatised a life of evildoing, ending with a deathscene.


See Smith, 1990, p37 [TH]

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