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From: "Marielle Ford" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Newpaper cuttings from the Eastern Cape - Guy BUTLER
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2006 07:17:32 +0200
Welcome to Violet!
I can confirm that the theatre is full on a regular basis as locals enjoy
wonderful offerings from the dramatists, singers and musicians that visit
Friends of ours purchased High Corner some years ago - BUTLER's home on the
corner of High and Somerset Street, Grahamstown. It is a magnificent old
building with stunning wooden floors, now lovingly restored, staircases and
high ceilings. It is one of the gems of the main street in town.
On 06/04/06, Becky Horne <> wrote:
> Hi Folks
> Please join me in welcoming Violet Wagner to the List. Hope you going to
> be very happy with us. Here is a snippet of news from an Eastern Cape
> Newspaper, which I hope makes you feel right at home.
> Herald, 5 November 2002
> Editorial Opinion
> Laurels at last for Guy Butler.
> Bright son of the Eastern Cape that he was, Guy BUTLER enriched its
> literature, recorded its lore, wrote singing poetry and brought lustre
> to its theatre. Just as important, he taught. And many of his students
> in turn have carried on his work. One of his favourite projects was the
> Grahamstown Foundation and the great monument which was built on Gunfire
> Hill to honour the people who have so enriched the culture of the
> So it was that in his narrative poem, 'Pilgrimage to Dias Cross', he
> brought together the ghosts of the past at the site, now called
> Kwaaihoek, where DIAS raised that padrao in 1488. Around a fire of
> flotsam, the poet brought together his heroes - Khoi, San, Xhosa,
> settler, and of course DIAS, that most intrepid of ancient mariners. How
> appropriate, then, that this work was presented in dramatic form at the
> Monument Theatre last week when it was renamed to honour BUTLER.
> It was time, at last, to afford the poet the laurels he had so richly
> earned through his pen, his artistry and his love and respect for all
> the people who have contributed to building this region.
> May the theatre named for BUTLER bring people together as he would have
> wished, in respect and understanding.
> Best wishes
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