The Rope

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The Rope is the title given to two plays seen in South Africa:

See also Rope (1929) by Patrick Hamilton.

The Rope by Plautus (circa 211 BC)

This title is the English translation of a comedy by Plautus.

See the entry on Rudens.

The Rope by Eugene O'Neill

The original text

A one act play about one act play about a farmer who welcomes his prodigal son home, but then encourages him to fasten a noose around his neck, written by Eugene O'Neill (1888–1953)[1]. The text was first published January 1, 1919, by Random House, Inc.

Translations and adaptations

Translated and adapted into Afrikaans by Gerrit Geertsema as Die Tou. The performance script published by DALRO in 1969.

Adapted for television and shown on American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series) om 1989, directed by Lela Swift with a stellar cast including Elizabeth Ashley, Brad Davis and José Ferrer.

Performance history in South Africa


Copy of the Die Tou, the Afrikaans translation by Gerrit Geertsema, Johannesburg: DALRO, 1969.

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