Deur Stryd tot Oorwinning
The original text
This work is mentioned in the "Official Programme for the Inauguration of the Voortrekker Monument Pretoria, December 13 to 16, 1949. The programme lists seven scenes - said to have been taken from this work by Adèle Jooste - performed by various amateur companies as historical tableaus in the Amphitheatre of the Voortrekker Monument in 1949. The pieces mentioned are: 'n Voortrekker Troue ("A Voortrekker Marriage"), and Aankoms van die Hugenote aan die Kaap ("Arrival of the Huguenots at the Cape"), Retief se Tog na Dingaan (Retief’s Journey to Dingaan), Die 1880-periode (The 1880 Period), Die Routoneel, 1901 (The Scene of Mourning, 1901), Unie, 1910 (Union, 1910) and Die Hede, 1949 (The Present, 1949).
No published version of the text can be found, and there is a possibility that this may in fact have been a production title, given to a performance of a series of tableaus, based on scenes from a published play by Adèle Jooste, called Hollander en Hugenoot (published in 1949).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1949: Scenes from Deur Stryd tot Oorwinning performed in tableau form in the Amphitheatre as part of the commemoration of The Great Trek and the inauguration of the Voortrekker Monument on the 15th of December. 'n Voortrekker Troue produced by J.A.A.T.S. at 11.30 a.m.; Aankoms van die Hugenote aan die Kaap produced by the Franschhoek Hugenote Teatergroep (i.e. "Franschoek Huguenot Theatre Group") at 2.00 p.m. and five scenes - Retief se Tog na Dingaan (Retief’s Journey to Dingaan), Die 1880-periode (The 1880 Period), Die Routoneel, 1901 (The Scene of Mourning, 1901), Unie, 1910 (Union, 1910) and Die Hede, 1949 (The Present, 1949) - produced by Volksteater, Pretoria at 8.30 p.m.
Marisa Keuris. 2013. "J.R.L. van Bruggen (Kleinjan) se eenbedryf “Bloedrivier” uit Bakens: Gedramatiseerde mylpale uit die Groot Trek (1938/1939) – ’n terugblik vanuit 2013", LitNet Akademies 10(3)
"Program from the Inauguration of the Vootrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa", a transcription in Helen Keller Archive
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