The Idiot

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The Idiot, a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881).

Translations and adaptations

Adapted for the stage by André Barsacq, translated into Afrikaans by A.E. Gevers-Vorster.

See also Subject to Fits.

Performance history in South Africa

Dostoyevsky's Die idioot directed for CAPAB by Jo Gevers, opening at the Port Elizabeth Opera House on 2 January 1969 and on 20 January 1969 in the Hofmeyr Theatre, Cape Town. Jannie Gildenhuys, Cobus Rossouw, Ernst Eloff and Tine Balder in the lead roles, with Wena Naudé, Pietro Nolte, Fitz Morley, Johan Malherbe, Cheryl Heath, Heléne Carstens, Lianda Martin, Val Donald, Dawid van der Walt, Leonora Nel, Willem de la Querra, Roelf Laubscher, Martin Crous, Will Bernard and Sandra Kotzé. Costumes designed by Jennifer Craig.


Teater SA, 1(3), 1969.

Die Idioot theatre programme, 1969.

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