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Angelique Rockas
Angelique Rockas as Medea
Angelique Rockas in the role of Medea
Education University of the Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town
Occupation Actress: stage and film, theatre practitioner and founder of Internationalist Theatre
Years active 1978–present
Angelique Rockas as Miss Julie and Garry Cooper as Jean
Angelique Rockas as Miss Julie, and Garry Cooper as Jean in Strindberg's Miss Julie, Internationalist Theatre

Angelique Rockas (born in Boksburg, South Africa) is an actress, producer and activist. Rockas founded Internationalist Theatre in the UK with patron Athol Fugard.The company featured multi-racial and multi-national productions of great European classics as early as 1981.

Overview

Stage

Key performance on stage : Medea Miss Julie Emma in The Camp by Griselda Gambaro.

Further stage roles include Carmen in 'The Balcony' , Yvette in 'Mother Courage ' , Miriam in 'In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel' , Lady Macbeth , Tatiana in Gorky`s 'Enemies'.

Work at London`s Theatro Technis under the name of Angeliki : Io in 'Prometheus Bound' , Myrrhine in 'Lysistrata', Paphlagoonia in the adaptation of Aristophanes 'The Knights' 'Oh Democracy', and Kyproula in 'The National Enganement', all directed by George Eugeniou.

At the British Library

Film and Television

She played Ms Ortiki in Thorodos Maragos TV Film 'Emmones Idees' on Greek television ERT Films: 1989 OH BABYLON Nereida, 1989 The Witches Henrietta, 1981 Outland maintenance woman.

Productions of Internationalist Theatre

The company was first named New Internationalist Theatre then changed to Internationalist Theatre

  • In May 1982 at London`s Theatre Space Internationalist Theatre staged a multi-racial production of `Mother Courage

", , whose attack on the practice of war could not— with South Atlantic news filling the front pages— have been more topical.." "The cast ..is made of experienced actors from all over the world and perhaps their very cosmopolitanism helps to bring new textures to a familiar dish ."

  • In October 1981 Internationalist Theatre mounted a multi-racial staging of the 'The Camp' by Griselda Gambaro
  • In July 1982 in London`s Bloomsbury Theatre Fabio Perselli directed the first English language performance of Liola

with Internationalist Theatre`s multi-racial cast "It opened with a satiety of womens` gossip. some of it not very easy to follow with the various accents of the New Internationalist Theatre. But it picked up wonderfully. The pleasures of the performance with its occasional songs based on ballads and tarantellas , lay in the village vitality, the lusty folk element. .and the children romped about deliciously. A very good evening of an unusual kind."

  • In June 1981 Internationalist Theatre revived The Balcony in London`s Theatre Space with a multi-racial cast . Ellen Thomas played Irma and Angelique Rockas Carmen

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