Die Panne

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Die Panne is a play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990)[1]

The original text

Die Panne : eine noch mogliche Geschichte published by Arche in Zurich, 1966.

Translations and adaptations

An adaptation into Afrikaans by Leonora Nel is entitled Spel.

Translated from the original German into Afrikaans by Bartho Smit entitled Teenspoed. Published by Human & Rousseau, 1961 and in Bartho Smit-vertalings No 2, by HAUM 1985.

Performance history in South Africa

1964: Spel was presented by Pro Arte in Pretoria in 1964 starring, among others, Lourens Odendaal.

1971: Teenspoed was presented by Libertas Theatre Club under the direction of Marie van Heerden, opening 29 October 1971.


Twaalfde Nag programme notes, PACT 1964.

Theatre programme, 1971.

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