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''The Comedy of Errors'' by William Shakespeare. Much performed and studied over the years, this play was first performed in English by ** in ***.  
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''[[The Comedy of Errors]]'' by William Shakespeare. Much performed and studied over the years, this play was first performed in English at Gray's Inn Hall in 1594.  
  
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== Performance history in South Africa ==
  
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1913:The first professional production in South Africa was performed by [[Henry Herbert]] and his touring [[Henry Herbert Company]] in 1913.
  
== South African performances ==
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1964: Directed by [[Alexandra Dane]] for the [[Cambridge University European Theatre Group|Cambridge Theatre Group]] tour of South Africa in July - August 1964.
  
The first professional production in South Africa was performed by the [[Henry Herbert]] touring [[Henry Herbert Company]] in 1913.
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1983: In July 1983 it was the first production in the new [[Wits Theatre Complex|Wits Theatre]] with [[Ian Steadman]] directing [[University of the Witwatersrand Drama Department|Wits]] drama students. It featured students of the School of Music playing an especially written score by Professor Henk Temmingh.  
  
In July 1983 it was the first production in the new [[Wits Theatre Complex|Wits Theatre]] with [[Ian Steadman]] directing [[University of the Witwatersrand Drama Department|Wits]] drama students. It featured students of the School of Music playing an especially written score by Professor Henk Temmingh. (Source: ''[[Teaterforum]]'', 4(1), 1983, 113.)
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1985: A [[PACT]] production staged at the [[Alexander Theatre]] and the [[State Theatre]] in 1985 was directed by [[Janice Honeyman]] starring [[Neville Thomas]], [[Dale Cutts]], [[Graham Hopkins]], [[Martin le Maitre]], [[Frantz Dobrowsky]], [[Russel Savadier]], [[Maralin Vanrenen]], [[Clare Stopford]], [[Charlotte Butler]], [[Peter Terry]], [[Barry French]], [[Billy Second]], [[Margaret Heale]], [[Guy de Lancey]], [[Bruce Alexander]], [[Gina Benjamin]] and [[Karen Going]]. Decor by [[Andrew Botha]], costumes by [[Frances Michaletos]], lighting by [[Stan Knight]].  
  
Produced by [[Ken Leach]] for [[CAPAB]] at Maynardville, opening on 17 January 1986. It was revived at the beginning of 1988.
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1986: Directed by [[Ken Leach]] for [[CAPAB]] at [[Maynardville]], opening on 17 January 1986. The cast: [[Ronald France]], [[Bill Jervis]], [[Michael Richard]], [[Andrew Buckland]], [[Mark Graham]], [[Silamour Philander]], [[Grethe Fox]], [[Mary Dreyer]], [[Paddy Canavan]], [[Shaleen Surtie-Richards]], [[Royston Stoffels]], [[Gordon van Rooyen]], [[Joseph Ribeiro]], [[André Roothman]], [[Jamie Bartlett]], [[Louise Saint-Claire]]. [[Paul Smith]], [[Chris Baatjies]]. The production was revived at the beginning of 1988 with changes in the cast, directed by [[Mark Graham]]. Designer: [[Dicky Longhurst]].
  
Also translated into Afrikaans as **** by *** (performed by ** in 19*, published by * in 19*) and later as [[Kinkels innie Kabel]] (="twists in the cable"),  a  hugely popular adaptation to a Western Cape setting version  by [[André P. Brink]] , utilizing the local regional variant of Afrikaans called "Kaaps", First performed by ***. Later performed by [[CAPAB]] ** in 1989??**, directed by [[Janice Honeyman]]?* and featuring **, ** [[Antoinette Kellermann]] , **. first published by Tafelberg in 19**).
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==Translations and adaptations==
  
Sources
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Translated into Setswana by [[Sol Plaatje]] entitled ''Diphosophoso'' (literally "Mistakes, mistakes") and published as ''Diphosophoso : Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors'; E fetoletswe mo puong ya Setswana ke Solomon Tshekiso Plaatje''. Morija: Morija Printing Works, 1930; Gaberones : Botswana Book Centre, 1964. Performed at the [[Aardklop festival]] 2005, directed by [[Josias Moleele]].
  
[[Rohan Quince|Quince, Rohan]] 1990. Crinkles in the carnival: ideology in South African productions of A Comedy of Errors. [[Shakespeare in Southern Africa]], 4(1):73-81.  
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Translated and adapted into [[Afrikaans]] as ''[[Kinkels innie Kabel]]'' (="twists in the cable") by [[André P. Brink]]. It was a hugely popular adaptation to a Western Cape setting , utilizing the local regional variant of [[Afrikaans]] called "Kaaps" to good effect. '''See''' ''[[Kinkels innie Kabel]]''.
  
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== Sources ==
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Research material on the theatre in South Africa (re 1964 production) held by [[NELM]]: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 2.
  
Return to [[ESAT Plays 1 C|C]] in Plays 1 Original SA Plays
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CAPAB theatre pamphlet, 1979.
  
Return to [[ESAT Plays 2 C|C]] in Plays 2 Foreign Plays
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PACT theatre pamphlet, July 1981.
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''NAPAC News'', April 1981.
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''[[Teaterforum]]'', 4(1), 1983, 113.
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[[ESAT Bibliography Q|Quince, 1990]]
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Return to [[ESAT Plays 2 C|C]] in Plays II Foreign Plays
  
 
Return to [[South_African_Theatre/Plays]]
 
Return to [[South_African_Theatre/Plays]]
  
Return to [[Main Page]]
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Return to [[The ESAT Entries]]

Latest revision as of 14:30, 5 September 2017

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. Much performed and studied over the years, this play was first performed in English at Gray's Inn Hall in 1594.

Performance history in South Africa

1913:The first professional production in South Africa was performed by Henry Herbert and his touring Henry Herbert Company in 1913.

1964: Directed by Alexandra Dane for the Cambridge Theatre Group tour of South Africa in July - August 1964.

1983: In July 1983 it was the first production in the new Wits Theatre with Ian Steadman directing Wits drama students. It featured students of the School of Music playing an especially written score by Professor Henk Temmingh.

1985: A PACT production staged at the Alexander Theatre and the State Theatre in 1985 was directed by Janice Honeyman starring Neville Thomas, Dale Cutts, Graham Hopkins, Martin le Maitre, Frantz Dobrowsky, Russel Savadier, Maralin Vanrenen, Clare Stopford, Charlotte Butler, Peter Terry, Barry French, Billy Second, Margaret Heale, Guy de Lancey, Bruce Alexander, Gina Benjamin and Karen Going. Decor by Andrew Botha, costumes by Frances Michaletos, lighting by Stan Knight.

1986: Directed by Ken Leach for CAPAB at Maynardville, opening on 17 January 1986. The cast: Ronald France, Bill Jervis, Michael Richard, Andrew Buckland, Mark Graham, Silamour Philander, Grethe Fox, Mary Dreyer, Paddy Canavan, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Royston Stoffels, Gordon van Rooyen, Joseph Ribeiro, André Roothman, Jamie Bartlett, Louise Saint-Claire. Paul Smith, Chris Baatjies. The production was revived at the beginning of 1988 with changes in the cast, directed by Mark Graham. Designer: Dicky Longhurst.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Setswana by Sol Plaatje entitled Diphosophoso (literally "Mistakes, mistakes") and published as Diphosophoso : Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors'; E fetoletswe mo puong ya Setswana ke Solomon Tshekiso Plaatje. Morija: Morija Printing Works, 1930; Gaberones : Botswana Book Centre, 1964. Performed at the Aardklop festival 2005, directed by Josias Moleele.

Translated and adapted into Afrikaans as Kinkels innie Kabel (="twists in the cable") by André P. Brink. It was a hugely popular adaptation to a Western Cape setting , utilizing the local regional variant of Afrikaans called "Kaaps" to good effect. See Kinkels innie Kabel.

Sources

Research material on the theatre in South Africa (re 1964 production) held by NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 2.

CAPAB theatre pamphlet, 1979.

PACT theatre pamphlet, July 1981.

NAPAC News, April 1981.

Teaterforum, 4(1), 1983, 113.

Quince, 1990

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Return to South_African_Theatre/Plays

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