The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. Much performed and studied over the years, this play was first performed in English by ** in ***.
Performance history in South Africa
The first professional production in South Africa was performed by the touring Henry Herbert Company in 1913.
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.
First performed by ***.
Translations and adaptations
Translated and adapted 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.
Published by Buren in 1971.
Directed by Robert Mohr in Cape Town?
Directed by William Egan for CAPAB, opening in the Nico Malan Theatre 6 April 1979. Designs by Raimond Schoop, lighting by John T. Baker. The cast were Brümilda van Rensburg, Willem de la Querra, Neels Coetzee, Johan Esterhuizen, Johan Botha, Allan Dyssel, Marko van der Colff, Martin Crous, Amanda Strydom, Sandra Ferreira, Melanie-Ann Sher, Trix Pienaar.
PACT (the Afrikaans translation), 1981, directed by Carel Trichardt featuring Magda Beukes, Klasie Coetzee, Johan Blignaut, Nico Liebenberg, Pierre van Pletzen, Eric Nobbs, Graham Weir, Trudie Lamprecht. Designs by Frances Michaletos.
CAPAB theatre pamphlet, 1979.
PACT theatre pamphlet, July 1981.
Teaterforum, 4(1), 1983, 113.
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