The Island (1974)

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Start date: 
2 January 1974
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Cut and paste
Production notes: 
The title was given as Die Hodoshe Span at the 1973 première at The Space Theatre in Cape Town (ID 5757) since any references to Robben Island prison camp would be unacceptable to the government. The première was followed by revivals and international tours, e.g. in 1973 (ID 6497), in 1995 (ID 8126) and in 2000-2003 (ID 2845).
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Athol Fugard Director
Douglas Heap designer or composer
John Kani Actor
Winston Ntshona Actor
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
At the Royal Court: 25 Years of the English Stage Company Book library 153, 157, 159, 160 (b&w image); production details in Appendix 1
The Ambassadors Theatre: Sizwe Bansi is Dead and The Island directed by Athol Fugard Programme archive
Interrogating Antigone. A postmodern Philosophy and Criticism Book library 381 S. E. Wilmer, 'Performing Antigone in the Twenty-First Century'

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