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''The Duck Variations'' (1972) by American playwright David Mamet. The play is focused around two old men who randomly meet on a park bench. Although their conversations seem misguided, as they talk about ducks, many wise conversations are actually discussed.
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''[[The Duck Variations]]'' is a play by David Mamet (1947-)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mamet].
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(Sometimes referred to as ''[[Duck Variations]]'')
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== The original text ==
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The play is focused around two old men who randomly meet on a park bench. Although their conversations seem misguided, as they talk about ducks, many wise conversations are actually discussed.
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The play was written in 1971, and initially performed in 1972 at the Saint Nicholas Theatre, directed by Mamet, but became famous when it was performed as part of a double bill with ''[[Sexual Perversity in Chicago]]'' at the Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre in 1976, the two works winning the 1976 Obie Award as Best New American Play.
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==Translations and adaptations==
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Translated into [[Afrikaans]] by [[Louis van Niekerk]] with the title ''[[Eendsonderend]]''.  
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
Presented by the [[University of Stellenbosch Drama Department]] as one of three plays (with ''[[Lunch Girls]]'' and ''[[Lunch]]'') celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the [[Space Theatre]] in the Keller Theatre, [[H.B. Thom Theatre]] complex, in May 1997. Directed by [[Gaerin Hauptfleisch]] with [[Abduragman Adams]] as Emil Varec and [[Keith Bain]] as George S. Aronovitz. [[Molly Möhr]] was the stage manager, decor and props by [[Leopoldt Senekal]].
 
  
==Translations and adaptations==
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Translated into [[Afrikaans]] by [[Louis van Niekerk]] with the title ''Eendsonderend''. Performed at [[Aardklop]] 2011 under the direction of [[Gert van Niekerk]] starring [[Louis van Nieker]] and [[Marius Weyers]].
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1997: Presented by the [[University of Stellenbosch Drama Department]] as one of three plays (with ''[[Lunch Girls]]'' and ''[[Lunch]]'') celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the [[Space Theatre]] in the [[Kellerteater]] of the [[H.B. Thom Theatre]] complex, in May 1997. Directed by [[Gaerin Hauptfleisch]] with [[Abduragman Adams]] as Emil Varec and [[Keith Bain]] as George S. Aronovitz. [[Molly Möhr]] was the stage manager, decor and props by [[Leopoldt Senekal]].
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2011: Performed in [[Afrikaans]] as ''[[Eendsonderend]]'' at [[Aardklop]], directed by [[Gert van Niekerk]] with [[Louis van Niekerk]] and [[Marius Weyers]].
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mamet
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Duck_Variations
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Duck_Variations
  
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''[[By]]'' 8 October 2011.
  
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Latest revision as of 05:43, 9 March 2017

The Duck Variations is a play by David Mamet (1947-)[1].

(Sometimes referred to as Duck Variations)

The original text

The play is focused around two old men who randomly meet on a park bench. Although their conversations seem misguided, as they talk about ducks, many wise conversations are actually discussed.

The play was written in 1971, and initially performed in 1972 at the Saint Nicholas Theatre, directed by Mamet, but became famous when it was performed as part of a double bill with Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre in 1976, the two works winning the 1976 Obie Award as Best New American Play.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by Louis van Niekerk with the title Eendsonderend.

Performance history in South Africa

1997: Presented by the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department as one of three plays (with Lunch Girls and Lunch) celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Space Theatre in the Kellerteater of the H.B. Thom Theatre complex, in May 1997. Directed by Gaerin Hauptfleisch with Abduragman Adams as Emil Varec and Keith Bain as George S. Aronovitz. Molly Möhr was the stage manager, decor and props by Leopoldt Senekal.

2011: Performed in Afrikaans as Eendsonderend at Aardklop, directed by Gert van Niekerk with Louis van Niekerk and Marius Weyers.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mamet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Duck_Variations

By 8 October 2011.


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