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'''''Winnie-the-Pooh''''', also called '''''Pooh Bear''''', is a fictional anthropomorphic bear created by English author A. A. Milne (1882–1956) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._A._Milne].
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'''''Winnie-the-Pooh''''', also called '''''Pooh Bear''''', is a fictional anthropomorphic bear created by English author A. A. Milne (1882–1956) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._A._Milne]. Pooh Bear and his friends have been the cental characters in many stage, film and television adaptations of the original stories.
  
 
== The original text ==
 
== The original text ==
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== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
1976: The [[Robin Malan|Malan]] adaptation was staged by [[PACT]] Playwork, directed by [[Robin Malan]], with [[Peter Terry]] (Reader), [[James Borthwick]] (Winnie-the-Pooh), [[Elaine Davie]] (Rabbit), [[Elize Cawood]] (Christopher Robin), [[Alwyn Swart]] (Eeyore), [[At Botha]] (Owl), [[Reg Britz]] (Piglet), [[Laurika Rauch]] (Kanga), [[Robin Malherbe]] (Roo) and [[Garth Tuckett]] (Tigger).
 
1976: The [[Robin Malan|Malan]] adaptation was staged by [[PACT]] Playwork, directed by [[Robin Malan]], with [[Peter Terry]] (Reader), [[James Borthwick]] (Winnie-the-Pooh), [[Elaine Davie]] (Rabbit), [[Elize Cawood]] (Christopher Robin), [[Alwyn Swart]] (Eeyore), [[At Botha]] (Owl), [[Reg Britz]] (Piglet), [[Laurika Rauch]] (Kanga), [[Robin Malherbe]] (Roo) and [[Garth Tuckett]] (Tigger).
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1983-4: Presented by [[NAPAC]], performed in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, 14 December to 21 January, starring [[Iain Winter]].
  
 
1991/92: A stage adaptation was staged by [[NAPAC]], [[Loft Theatre Company]] in The Studio, [[Natal Playhouse]] in July 1991 and a revival in The Drama, [[Natal Playhouse]] in July 1992. The director was [[Murray McGibbon]], assisted by [[Jeremy Blackburn]]. Set and costumes by [[Deon van Dorp]], lighting designed by [[Glen Olsen]]. The cast: [[Jennifer Woodburne]], [[Steven Stead]], [[Bridget McCarthy]], [[Fana Mokoena]], [[Robert Fridjhon]], [[Ivan D. Lucas]], [[Anthony Stonier]], [[Celeste Litkie]], [[Annesh Ramklown]], [[Cindy Sampson]]. Music composed by [[Anthony Stonier]].
 
1991/92: A stage adaptation was staged by [[NAPAC]], [[Loft Theatre Company]] in The Studio, [[Natal Playhouse]] in July 1991 and a revival in The Drama, [[Natal Playhouse]] in July 1992. The director was [[Murray McGibbon]], assisted by [[Jeremy Blackburn]]. Set and costumes by [[Deon van Dorp]], lighting designed by [[Glen Olsen]]. The cast: [[Jennifer Woodburne]], [[Steven Stead]], [[Bridget McCarthy]], [[Fana Mokoena]], [[Robert Fridjhon]], [[Ivan D. Lucas]], [[Anthony Stonier]], [[Celeste Litkie]], [[Annesh Ramklown]], [[Cindy Sampson]]. Music composed by [[Anthony Stonier]].

Latest revision as of 16:34, 30 June 2016

Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, is a fictional anthropomorphic bear created by English author A. A. Milne (1882–1956) [1]. Pooh Bear and his friends have been the cental characters in many stage, film and television adaptations of the original stories.

The original text

The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), and this was followed by The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne also included a poem about the bear in the children's verse book When We Were Very Young (1924) and many more in Now We Are Six (1927). All four volumes were illustrated by E. H. Shepard. (Wikipedia)

Translations and adaptations

Adapted for the stage by Robin Malan in 1976.

Adapted for the stage by Ken Shuter.

Performance history in South Africa

1976: The Malan adaptation was staged by PACT Playwork, directed by Robin Malan, with Peter Terry (Reader), James Borthwick (Winnie-the-Pooh), Elaine Davie (Rabbit), Elize Cawood (Christopher Robin), Alwyn Swart (Eeyore), At Botha (Owl), Reg Britz (Piglet), Laurika Rauch (Kanga), Robin Malherbe (Roo) and Garth Tuckett (Tigger).

1983-4: Presented by NAPAC, performed in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, 14 December to 21 January, starring Iain Winter.

1991/92: A stage adaptation was staged by NAPAC, Loft Theatre Company in The Studio, Natal Playhouse in July 1991 and a revival in The Drama, Natal Playhouse in July 1992. The director was Murray McGibbon, assisted by Jeremy Blackburn. Set and costumes by Deon van Dorp, lighting designed by Glen Olsen. The cast: Jennifer Woodburne, Steven Stead, Bridget McCarthy, Fana Mokoena, Robert Fridjhon, Ivan D. Lucas, Anthony Stonier, Celeste Litkie, Annesh Ramklown, Cindy Sampson. Music composed by Anthony Stonier.

Sources

Wikipedia [2]

PACT theatre programme, 1976.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Winnie-the-Pooh theatre programme, 1992.

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