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BRINCAT ARTICLE (article first published : 2003-10-21)

An article on the state of the performing arts in Durban by Aldo Brincat in This Day under the section open mic – your right of reply has caused great dissension among the theatre practitioners in Durban.

Letters have been received by artSMart opening a dialogue regarding the remarks made by Aldo Brincat. These can be found in the Letters to the Editor section and readers are welcome to respond and state their views.

The letters make reference to the following remarks:

“Ellis Pearson and Bheki Mkwane have long passed their sell-by date with their Main Stage productions, usually written in the car on the way to a Proudly South African audience in Grahamstown.”

“And then there is Greg King. A traditionalist who drives theatre and the employment of loitering actors by randomly staging chick flicks such as Steel Magnolias and that B-grade Noel Coward classic Private Lives.”

“There are no women worth documenting. Durban has perhaps a gazillion plastic mannequins who pose as live cabaret artists but not one live theatre personality with whom one can banter about an original script or two.”




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