Prof Beth Dickerson

It is with great sadness that the Drama Department announces the passing of Professor Emeritus Beth Dickerson who was the founding staff member of the RU Drama Department in 1966.  She passed away in the early hours of Wednesday 22 April. Professor Dickerson lived a long and productive life. During her time at Rhodes she led developments in education and theatre; she was a committed lecturer interested in all aspects of theatre studies and directed a number of inspired productions. Even after her retirement in 1992, she continued with her artistic work writing and publishing poems and stories for young people. She also published the scripts of her productions. She was an extremely admired member of the Rhodes community and the larger Grahamstown community.


Her loving presence will be carried in the memories and imaginations of the staff and students of the RU Drama Department.



Professor Gary Gordon

Drama Department

Last Modified: Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:57:41 SAST