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(19*-) Playwright, literary advisor  and director. *** His production of [[Mitzi Booysen]]’s ''[[The Time of the Hyena]]'' starring [[Elize Cawood]], [[Pierre Knoesen]] and [[Nomhle Nkonyeni]] was staged at the [[Windybrow Theatre]] circa 1986 POTGIETER, Tjaart, [[Glass Theatre]] with [[Chris Pretorius]]. ''[[The Tempest]]'', [[Maynardville]]  - dir: [[Ken Leach]]; ''[[Playing with fire]]'' ([[Strindberg]]) [[Dieter Reible]]., Tjaart’s ''[[The vegetable woman or Meditations on Blake]]''; & ''[[The Minotaur’s Sister]]'' (An adaption of [[Euripides]]''[[Hippolytos]]'') also [[Aletta Bezuidenhout]]; 1985.
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[[Tjaart Potgieter]] (1949-2007). Playwright, actor, literary advisor, translator from English and German and director.
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== Biography ==
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Raised in Kimberley. He died in October 2007, aged 58.
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== Training ==
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He studied under [[Anna Neethling-Pohl]] and [[Francois Swart]] at the [[University of Pretoria]] and under [[Mavis Taylor]] and [[Robert Mohr]] at the University of Cape Town where he was awarded a M Dram degree.
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== Career ==
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His career includes teaching school children, assistant editor of a political magazine and lecturing in drama at the University of Pretoria. He returned to the theatre under guidance of [[Robert Mohr]] and [[Mavis Taylor]] at [[UCT]], and then joined [[Chris Pretorius]], [[Laurens Cilliers]] and [[John Nankin]] to start The [[Glass Theatre]]. After that he worked with [[Dieter Reible]] for some years at the Wupperthal City Theatre in Germany. He joined [[PACT]] in 1984 as litarary adviser, director and actor.
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==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
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Tjaart acted in ''[[Come Back, Little Sheba]]'' (University of Pretoria 1977), ''[[Die Saai Lewe]]'' (1981), ''[[Amandla Mr Fassbinder]]'' (198*), ''[[Hamlet]]'' ([[Glass Theatre]] 1982), ''[[See How They Run|Kyk Hoe Hol Hulle]]'' (1983), ''[[Don Gil de las Calzas Verdes|Don Dinges met die Groen Broek]]'' (1984), ''[[Don Juan onder die Boere]]'' (1986), ''[[Die Prys]]'' (1987),  ''[[My Fat Friend|Vettie Vettie]]'' (1987), ''[[The Crucible|Die Salem-verhoor]]'' (1988),  ''[[Pantagleize]]'' (1988), ''[[Run for your Wife]]'' (1990), ''[[Die Aand van die Fynproewer]]'' (1992),  ''[[Die Keiser]]'' (1992),  ''[[Three Sisters|Drie Susters]]'' (1992),  ''[[Romeo and Juliet]]'' (1992), ''[[Die Eend]]'' (1993), ''[[Fiela se Kind]]'' (1994).
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He directed ''[[Bloed]]'', ''[[A Doll House]]'', ''[[The Time of the Hyena]]'', ''[[Ludlow Fair]]'', ''[[Full Hookup]]'', co-directed ''[[Hotel Paradiso]]'', ''[[Marat/Sade]]''.
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Adapted ''[[Braam en die Engel]]'', ''[[By Fakkellig]]'', ''[[Houd-den-Bek]]'', ''[[Macbeth]]'', ''[[Heidi]]''. Adapted ''[[Der Zerbrochene Krug|Die Gebreekte Kruik]]'' with [[Dieter Reible]] and renamed it ''[[Moleste met die Magistraat]]''.
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Translations into [[Afrikaans]] include ''[[The Miracle Worker]]'', ''[[The Merchant of Venice]]'', ''[[Tartuffe]]'', ''[[The Tempest]]'', ''[[The Three Musketeers]]'', ''[[Cymbeline]]'', ''[[The Cabal of Hypocrites]]''.
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Translated from German into English ''[[Leonce en Lena|Leonce und Lena]]'' as ''[[Die Opstand van die Narre]]'', ''[[Shakespeare's Macbeth]]'' and ''[[Battle!]]'' and, with [[Mitzi Booysen]], ''[[Kalldewey; Farce]]''.
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He wrote ''[[The Vegetable Woman]]'', ''[[Die Visioene van Emily]]'', ''[[Robinson He Dance]]''.
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''[[The Tempest]]'', [[Maynardville]]  - dir: [[Ken Leach]]; ''[[Playing with Fire]]'' (Strindberg) [[Dieter Reible]]., Tjaart’s ''[[The vegetable woman or Meditations on Blake]]''; & ''[[The Minotaur's Sister]]'' (An adaptation of [[Euripides]]’s ''[[Hippolytus]]'') also [[Aletta Bezuidenhout]]; 1985.
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Researcher and editor for the television series ''Isidingo''.
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== Awards, etc ==
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[[Vita Award]] (Transvaal region) for contribution to [[Afrikaans]] theatre for translations of ''[[The Merchant of Venice]]'', ''[[Cymbeline]]'', ''[[The Tempest]]'', award year 1992.
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Nominated for a [[Vita Award]] (Transvaal region and National) as best supporting actor in ''[[Die Keiser]]'', award year 1992.
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Two [[DALRO]] Awards for the portrayal of the Minister of Culture in ''[[Die Keiser]]'' and Judge Ligt in ''[[Die Gebreekte Kruik]]'' (1991-1992).
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Potgieter, Tjaart in ''[[Drie Susters]]'' (best supporting actor on the Afrikaans stage); Nominated for a National [[Vita Award]], 1993
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Nominated for a [[DALRO]] Award for his role in ''[[Drie Susters]]'' (best supporting actor on the Afrikaans stage); 1993.
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
Tucker, 1997
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[[ESAT Bibliography Tra-Tz|Tucker]], 1997.
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''Shakespeare's Macbeth'' programme notes, 1989.
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Obituary by [[Schalk Schoombee]] published in ''Die Beeld'' 25 October 2007.
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Various entries in the [[NELM]] catalogue.
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Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography]]
  
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Latest revision as of 10:40, 14 January 2017

Tjaart Potgieter (1949-2007). Playwright, actor, literary advisor, translator from English and German and director.

Biography

Raised in Kimberley. He died in October 2007, aged 58.

Training

He studied under Anna Neethling-Pohl and Francois Swart at the University of Pretoria and under Mavis Taylor and Robert Mohr at the University of Cape Town where he was awarded a M Dram degree.

Career

His career includes teaching school children, assistant editor of a political magazine and lecturing in drama at the University of Pretoria. He returned to the theatre under guidance of Robert Mohr and Mavis Taylor at UCT, and then joined Chris Pretorius, Laurens Cilliers and John Nankin to start The Glass Theatre. After that he worked with Dieter Reible for some years at the Wupperthal City Theatre in Germany. He joined PACT in 1984 as litarary adviser, director and actor.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Tjaart acted in Come Back, Little Sheba (University of Pretoria 1977), Die Saai Lewe (1981), Amandla Mr Fassbinder (198*), Hamlet (Glass Theatre 1982), Kyk Hoe Hol Hulle (1983), Don Dinges met die Groen Broek (1984), Don Juan onder die Boere (1986), Die Prys (1987), Vettie Vettie (1987), Die Salem-verhoor (1988), Pantagleize (1988), Run for your Wife (1990), Die Aand van die Fynproewer (1992), Die Keiser (1992), Drie Susters (1992), Romeo and Juliet (1992), Die Eend (1993), Fiela se Kind (1994).

He directed Bloed, A Doll House, The Time of the Hyena, Ludlow Fair, Full Hookup, co-directed Hotel Paradiso, Marat/Sade.

Adapted Braam en die Engel, By Fakkellig, Houd-den-Bek, Macbeth, Heidi. Adapted Die Gebreekte Kruik with Dieter Reible and renamed it Moleste met die Magistraat.

Translations into Afrikaans include The Miracle Worker, The Merchant of Venice, Tartuffe, The Tempest, The Three Musketeers, Cymbeline, The Cabal of Hypocrites.

Translated from German into English Leonce und Lena as Die Opstand van die Narre, Shakespeare's Macbeth and Battle! and, with Mitzi Booysen, Kalldewey; Farce.

He wrote The Vegetable Woman, Die Visioene van Emily, Robinson He Dance.

The Tempest, Maynardville - dir: Ken Leach; Playing with Fire (Strindberg) Dieter Reible., Tjaart’s The vegetable woman or Meditations on Blake; & The Minotaur's Sister (An adaptation of Euripides’s Hippolytus) also Aletta Bezuidenhout; 1985.

Researcher and editor for the television series Isidingo.

Awards, etc

Vita Award (Transvaal region) for contribution to Afrikaans theatre for translations of The Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline, The Tempest, award year 1992.

Nominated for a Vita Award (Transvaal region and National) as best supporting actor in Die Keiser, award year 1992.

Two DALRO Awards for the portrayal of the Minister of Culture in Die Keiser and Judge Ligt in Die Gebreekte Kruik (1991-1992).

Potgieter, Tjaart in Drie Susters (best supporting actor on the Afrikaans stage); Nominated for a National Vita Award, 1993

Nominated for a DALRO Award for his role in Drie Susters (best supporting actor on the Afrikaans stage); 1993.

Sources

Tucker, 1997.

Shakespeare's Macbeth programme notes, 1989.

Obituary by Schalk Schoombee published in Die Beeld 25 October 2007.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.


Go to South African Theatre/Bibliography

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