Die Bedriegers

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Originally written Di Bedriegers (“The Cheats”) by D.P. du Toit. A farce. Considered to be the first fully Afrikaans play, about four men faking illness to avoid being called up for military duty on the border. Written and performed in Somerset East Town Hall sometime between August 1892 and May 1893, possibly by the Somerset Oos Debatsvereniging, with the author as a member of the cast. Rewritten the same year (to make provision for two women characters and allow women to perform), it thereafter was performed in various centres across the country, e.g in Pretoria by the AHTV in 1909-10.

Published in Di bedriegers : Magrita Prinslo, en ander Afrikaanse dramas en samesprake tot 1900 by F.C.L. Bosman. Voortrekkerpers, 1942.

Published by in Die Storm en ander eenbedrywe, compiled by P.G. Nel, Perskor 1972.

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