n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Bruce Mann (1930-2012) : obituary

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X



The Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa mourns the passing of a theatre legend. To Shakespeareans he was known, together with his wife, the late Helen Mann, as the founder of the Port Elizabeth Shakespearean Festival. In the City's wider cultural circles he was associated with the creation or restoration of no fewer than four performance spaces: the Opera House, the Feather Market Centre, the Savoy Theatre and, of course, Mannville, the open-air theatre in St George's Park, modelled on Cape Town's Maynardville. This alone would constitute a remarkable contribution. But there was infinitely more to this talented and civic-minded man.

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