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Takeoff on a takeoff of a classic

24 September 2003

 

Foe


Weiferd Watts photo

In adapting Foe, J.M. Coetzee’s 1986 takeoff on Robinson Crusoe, for the stage, Assistant Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Peter Glazer took some liberties of his own: Friday (center) is now a mute young African man; Crusoe shows no interest in converting Friday to Christianity: and a female character, castaway Susan Barton, is portrayed by three different actresses. Foe will be presented at Zellerbach Playhouse Oct. 3-19.