Die Clown

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Die Clown is a play by Fransi Phillips (1958-)

The original text

A stage adaptation by Fransi Phillips and director Ilse van Hemert of a early draft of Phillips's short surrealistic story Sewe en Sewentig Stories oor 'n Clown ("Seventy-seven stories about a clown").

The prose text was published as Sewe en Sewentig Stories oor 'n Clown in 1985 and short-listed for the Rapport Prize for Literature in 1986.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1984: First performed (as Die Clown) at the PACT Potpourri Festival, directed by Ilse van Hemert.



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