Episodes of an Easter Rising

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Episodes of an Easter Rising is a one-act play by David Lytton about the compassion of two elderly spinsters who harbour a wounded “terrorist” on the South African border-farm.

The original text

First published in 1972 in Short African Plays (ed Cosmo Pieterse) by Heinemann. (See Gosher, 1988)


Episodes of an Easter Rising, a string puppet version of a radio play by David Lytton. The play deals with the choices two white women have to make when a wounded black activist, hunted by the police, seeks refuge on their remote farm.

Performance history in South Africa

Directed by Esther van Ryswyk for Handspring Puppet Company, Baxter Studio, 1985, starring Adrian Kohler, Basil Jones, Odette Leat, Mignon Lee-Warden.


Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

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