Braaivleis as food
Braaivleis is an Afrikaans word referring to the popular South African culinary custom of roasting meat outdoors on hot coals. It is the name of the product of a braai (i.e. the meat that is eaten) and is usually eaten hot of the coals, with salads, bread or pap. The gathering itself is a familiar trope in South African culture and writing, and the activity itself can constitute a theatrical event or performance in its own right.
SEE FURTHER: Braai
Braaivleis, a stage play by Charles J. Fourie (1965- )
The original text
A play in three parts about a family murder in an Afrikaner context. .
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1995: Performed (with the same cast) in the Dock Road Theatre, Cape Town.
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