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Entabeni

Synopsis
Six-part television drama which sets the story of Macbeth in present-day Johannesburg. It tells the story of the rise and fall of Kumkani (Skenjana) a fearless young prodigy in investment banking. When his career is at its peak he meets a haggard, homeless woman who sees his future and predicts that Kumkaniā€™s colleague, Senzo, will be the father of a line of CEOs running Entabeni. The adaptation draws parallels with contemporary African politics, and the dictatorship and ambition of Robert Mugabe.
Series
Shakespeare in Mzansi
Language
Mzansi
Country
South Africa
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
11 Mar 2008 at 20:30 (Channel: SABC1)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No distributor or archive copy found (4/2008).

Credits

Director
Norman Maake
Producer
Lineo Sekeleoane
Writer
Norman Maake; Salan Sabih
Cast
Malusi SkenjanaKumkani (Macbeth)
Saint SeseliSenzo (Banquo)
Bubu MazibukoLuntu
Coco MerckelDetective Olifant
Dumisani DlaminiZorro
Funi MasindiKarabo
Iain WinterCharles
Kholosa TshandanaLusana
Litha HermanusFana
Ntate MoshoeshoeMatthews
Shahir ChundraOfficer Cole
Zikhona SodlakaAva
Zoleka NonzwakaziNombini

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The language spoken is Mzansi - a fusion of Sesetho, Setswana, English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.

Production costs estimated at R12,000 per minute.
History
The six-part series was broadcast March 11-April 15 2008.
Reviews
The Times (South Africa) 1 April 2008.

Production Company

Name

Solidstone Productions

Sponsor

Name

South African Broadcasting Corporation

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