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Theatre in South Africa and the Czech Republic: Janet Suzman and Roger Scruton

Philip Dodd is joined by philosopher Roger Scruton and actress and director Dame Janet Suzman to reflect on theatre in South Africa and the Czech Republic.

Philip Dodd looks at the role of theatre now in South Africa - a year since Mandela's death and in the Czech Republic 25 years on from the Velvet Revolution.
Roger Scruton travelled regularly to Prague and he reflects on the role played by playwright president Vaclav Havel.
The South African actress and director Dame Janet Suzman has just been performing in Lara Foot's play Solomon and Marion.

Philip also talks to Lara Foot, director of the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town and actor, writer, director Thami Mbongo and to Jiri Adamek director of a new play at the National Theatre in Prague called Post Velvet.

Director Howard Davies discusses 3 Winters - a new play by Tena Stivicic which depicts a family living through the remnants of monarchy to Communism, democracy, war and the EU: Croatia 1945-2011.

3 Winters is in rep at the National Theatre until February

Producer: Zahid Warley

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45 minutes

Chapters

  • Janet Suzman and Roger Scruton

    Political theatre in South Africa and Chech Republic

    Duration: 18:03

  • Lara Foot and Thami Mbongo

    Lara Foot, director of the Baxter Theatre and Thami Mbongo, actor, writer, director

    Duration: 10:20

  • Jiri Adamek

    Director of a new play at the National Theatre in Prague called Post Velvet.

    Duration: 07:32

  • Howard Davies

    Howard Davies directed 3 Winters - a new play by Tena Stivicic at the National Theatre

    Duration: 07:42

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Roger Scruton
Interviewed Guest Janet Suzman
Producer Zahid Warley

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