Die Rebel

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There are two dramatised works titled Die Rebel ("the Rebel") that have been performed/published in South Africa

Die Rebel by F. Albrecht (1909)

The original text

Originally written in German as Der Rebell (subtitled: Eine geschichtliche Tragödie), it is an historical verse play in five acts, described as a "Ritterstück" ("play of chivalry") about Kaiser Rudolf and his persuit of the robber barons.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans as Die Rebel (and described as "'n Historiese Treurspel") by H. Greeff). The Afrikaans text published in soft cover by Nasionale Pers Beperk, 1909, and again in 1923.)

Performance history in South Africa


Die Neue Literatur - Volume 11, 1910: p.333[1]


Copy of a catalogue (handwritten by various hands) of the F.C.L. Bosman collection held at the Nasionale Afrikaanse Letterkunde Museum en Navorsingsentrum (NALN) in Bloemfontein.

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Die Rebel a film by Daan Retief (1976)

A story of the bush war of the 1970s, produced by Bill Troskie for Constantia Films and written and directed by Daan Retief, with a cast including Will Roberts, Jan Bruijns, Richard Daneel, Tani de Lange, Wena Naude and Wilna Snyman. Based on the novel Sending vir 'n Voortvlugtige ("Mission for a Fugitive") by Cor Nortjé.



The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

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