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Izingane Zobaba

Alternative title
Father’s Children
Synopsis
Mini-series reworking King Lear and set in the lucrative coal distribution industry of Richards Bay. It depicts the lives of two families torn apart by jealousy, greed and deception and incorporates the Shakespearean themes of pride, betrayal, reconciliation and descent into madness.
Series
Shakespeare in Mzansi
Language
Mzansi
Country
South Africa
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
22 Apr 2008 at 20:30 (Channel: SABC1)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No archive copy or distributor known (9/2008).

Credits

Director
Tim Greene
Producer
Portia Gumede
Cinematographer
Natalie Haarhoff
Writer
Portia Gumede; Thomas Hall
Cast
Ernest NdlovuNkwazi Nkosi (Lear)
Lali DangazeleKholekile Nkosi (Cordelia)
Magic HlatshwayoRobert Luthuli (Earl of Gloucester)
Bongi NdabaThembeka Nkosi (Regan)
Buyile MdladlaMelusi Luthuli (Edmund)
Fezile MpelaEddie Luthuli
Hamilton DlaminiLucky
Magic HlatshwayoRobert Luthuli (Earl of Kent)
Mbali NtuliBarbara Mthembu
Portia GumedeBuhle Nkosi (Goneril)

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
The language spoken is Mzansi - a fusion of Sesetho, Setswana, English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.
History
The six-part series was transmitted 22 April-May 27 2008

Production Company

Name

Paw Paw Films

Sponsor

Name

South African Broadcasting Corporation

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