Die Laaste Aand
Die Laaste Aand by Coen Bezuidenhout (Unknown date)
A one-act play. Nothing more is known about this text at present beyond its name and the name of the author.
Die Laaste Aand by C. Louis Leipoldt (1930)
The original text
Based on his own poem called Van Noodt se laaste aand ("Van Noodt’s Last Night", 1923), reworked for the stage in 1930 at the behest of Stephanie Fauré. Set in front of the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, and 30 years after the events narrated, it tells of the relationship between the despotic governor Van Noodt and his cast-off Malay lover Martha.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted as a musical by Hennie van Greunen in 2002.
1930: First produced by Stephanie Fauré, it opened on 26 May 1931, with **.
1967: Pieter Fourie, as head of Afrikaans Drama at CAPAB, introduced lunch-time shows in the Hofmeyr Theatre, the first being Die Laaste Aand which opened on 4 July and repeated in August as part of the programme Dit Kom van Oral Af. Directed by Suzanne van Wyk, starring herself as Martha, with Martin Crous (Priester), Pieter Joubert (Gysbreg), Fitz Morley (Heemraad), Glynn Day (Koopman), Danie Marais (Skildwag), Willem de la Querra (Slamse visser).
Die Burger, 31 January 2002
Die Laaste Aand by J.R.L. van Bruggen (1938)
This is a one act documentary drama by J.R.L. van Bruggen (1895-1948), which forms part of a collection of Afrikaans one-act documentary plays by Van Bruggen entitled Bakens: Gedramatiseerde mylpale uit die Groot Trek, aimed at commemorating the Great Trek of 1839. (Published in Johannesburg in 1938/9 by A.P.B., some of the plays performed in pageant form in 1938, though Die Laaste Aand is not specifically mentioned)
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): pp.629-650.
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