Three Radio Plays: school boys, rent boys and klevva boys by Robin Malan
28 Nov 2016
What the plays are about
~ Band of Bothers deals with a sex scandal in an independent boys’ high school
~ The British Maharajah and the German Rentboy is sub-titled ‘A fantasy woven from facts’ and imagines the ‘real story’ about Shrien Dewani
~ Clayton Crawford PhD: a celebratory evening goes wrong – and then goes right!
About the author
Robin Malan (born 1940) has spent his working life in education, theatre and publishing.
He is known for his theatre work at Cape Town High School in the 1960s (particularly his Midsummer Night’s Dream set on Clifton Beach and in the Glen, and Hamlet with three student-actors playing different aspects of Hamlet) and at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College in Swaziland in the late-1970s to the early-1990s (where he directed, among others, an African Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Fall and Redemption of Man, Tartuffe, Holy Moses!, Little Malcolm and His Struggle against the Eunuchs, Albert’s Bridge, Whose Life Is It, Anyway? and The Biko Inquest, staged every fifth year after his death).
He was the artistic director of CAPAB’s theatre-in-education company in 1970-71, and the artistic director of PACT Playwork theatre-in-education company from 1972–78. His Playwork company included people like Janice Honeyman (as his associate director), Gay Morris, Bo Petersen, Peter Terry, Gerben Kamper, Shirley Johnston, Sarah McNair, Lochner de Kock, Rudi Trap, Ralph Mogridge, Alan Swerlow, Tarina Klein, Christo Gerlach, Chris Truter, At Botha, Alwyn Swart, Roberta Durrant, et al.
He wrote Drama-Teach: drama-in-education and theatre for young people.
Among his compilations of plays for schools are: The Distance Remains and other plays; South African Plays for TV, Radio and Stage; and Short, Sharp & Snappy: southern African plays for high schools 1 and 2.
From 2007, as Junkets Publisher, he has published over forty new southern African plays as individual Playscripts and more than ten anthologies in The Collected Series.
Date of Publication: November 2016
Publisher: Junkets Publisher