Die Grootkanonne

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Die Grootkanonne ("The Big Canons") is a one-act play by Uys Krige. A comedy about the difficulties soldiers have in adjusting to post-war life.

The original text

Published in Alle paaie gaan na Rome - Eenbedrywe, (with Fuente Sagrada and Alle paaie gaan na Rome) by Unie-Volkspers, 1949.

Translations and adaptations

An English translation by Uys Krige , entitled The Big Shots, published by HAUM in the collection The Two Lamps, 1964.

Performance history in South Africa

1966: Staged by TRUK, directed by Victor Melleney, with Cobus Rossouw (Ben), Louis van Niekerk (Stoffel), Johan Botha (Konstabel) and Sandra Kotze (Anna).

1972: Produced by the Kaapse Teatergroep.

Sources

PACT theatre programme, 1966.

Gosher, 1988.

Scrapbook donated by Mavis Lilenstein, held by NELM (re Kaapse Teatergroep production): [Collection: LILENSTEIN, Mavis]: 2007. 9. 25. 5.

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