Die Tweede Dood van Robey Leibbrandt
The original text
It was the first play written by Afrikaans journalist Cas van Rensburg and uses the story of takes a closer look at Robey Leibbrandt (1913-1966)  to undertake an investigation of the Afrikaner psyche and the identity crisis behind the ideals of the pure “volk”. Leibbrandt, the famed South African Olympic boxer, was infatuated with Hitler and became a WWII German secret agent, seeing himself as a freedom fighter against the British influence and political power within South Africa. Central to the plot was a scheme to murder General Smuts.
Performance history in South Africa
PACT theatre programme, 1984.
PACT pamphlet Let Us Build a Heritage, 1984/85.
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays
Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays
Return to PLAYS III: Collections
Return to South African Festivals and Competitions
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page