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Saturday, March 21, 2009


Shakespeare’s blood-soaked political Roman tragedy set to get new lease of life at DUT.

Shakespeare’s seldom-staged blood-soaked political Roman tragedy, Coriolanus, gets a new lease of life as staged by the DUT.

It is a play of action before thought. Shakespeare’s final tragedy which shows us how little people and politics have changed over time. This poignant political thriller is as relevant now as it was in the 1600’s when it was written – marrying a fighter of superhero proportions to a story of political intrigue. The context of economic hardship, patronising leadership, society caught in an unwelcome war, people unhappy and looking for change is as familiar now as it was in Roman times.

Directed by Debbie Lutge with set design by Josef van Scalkwyk and costumes by Debbie Lutge, Coriolanus will be presented by the Department of Television, Drama and Production Studies. The busy department’s first production of the year, it features a cast of first, second and third year students.

Coriolanus runs at the Courtyard Theatre, Mansfield Road, DUT campus, from March 28 to April 3 at 19h00. There is secure parking at Gate No. 4 opposite the Courtyard Theatre.

Tickets R15 (R10 scholars) booked through Duven Naidoo (Theatre Manager) on email: or 031 373 2532 or departmental secretary Lebohang Sibisi on 031 373 2194 or email;