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 ***.
South African performances
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.
Also translated into Afrikaans as **** by *** (performed by ** in 19*, published by * in 19*)
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. Directed by Carel Trichardt for PACT in 1970. Published by Buren in 1971. CAPAB 1979.
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.
First performed by ***.
Teaterforum, 4(1), 1983, 113.
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