Courtesy of the WBHS Archives in the Oude Wijnberg Museum – the digital copy of the 1976 School Magazine.
From the report on the school play, Shakespeare’s Richard III:
Shakespeare has once again visited our Wynberg stage. It is many years since the school productions of “Julius Caesar,” “Twelfth Night” and “The Tempest,” and the return to the world’s premier dramatist is both fortuitous and praise-worthy. A production such as Mr. Baxter’s – and Shakespeare is not easy to produce or act – afford pupil and parents the opportunity of seeing Shakespeare’s work alive and pulsating on the stage, a far cry from mundanely reading it in the classroom or the study.
Mr. John Baxter is to be thanked and praised for this production. It was a prodigious undertaking with a mammoth cast, sixty-eight in all, and the amount of time and energy entailed immense. His manifest enthusiasm was transmitted to his players and their keenness was sustained throughout the long, necessary period of rehearsal and remained undiminished through the demanding week of the play itself.