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DOUGLAS LIVINGSTONE…WE PRESUME? (article first published : 2001-04-3)

There’s still time to catch this engaging show at Durban’s Kwasuka Theatre –it runs until April 7th. It’s presented by husband-and-wife team Peter Gardner and Caroline Smart, under the direction of Patrick Collyer, who also provides the unobtrusive guitar links.

The show consists simply of the poems of Douglas Livingstone, one of South Africa’s finest poets, who died in 1996. Livingstone was a man of many parts. A bacteriologist by profession as well as a conservationist and deep-water diver, his work took on many and varied dimensions such as tramping up and down beaches collecting marine samples or working in murky depths during the construction of the Kariba Dam. His abiding love for African wildlife, and for Africa itself, is beautifully expressed in his written work – spare, tough, muscular verse with never a wasted word.

Poetry is not high on readers’ priorities nowadays. An evening with Caroline and Peter could be an eye-opener to anyone who has ever wondered, “What IS poetry?” and “What is it like to be a poet?” They do a fine job of bringing Livingstone’s work to life; they obviously knew him better than most people did, and their presentation is made with deep affection as well as the respect that the material deserves.

Don’t miss it! - Ulysses Online. (Ulysses Online writes Contextually Yours, an amusing look at the vagaries of the English language. See LifeSmart)

”Douglas Livingstone … We Presume?” runs Wednesday to Saturday (April 4 to 7) at 19h30. Book at Computicket or at Kwasuka Theatre on (031) 309-2236.




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