Laat die Kerse Brand!

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An Afrikaans nativity play ("'n Kersspel" = lit: "A Christmas Play") by Gerhard J. Beukes. A one-act play about a mother who hands over her child to the soldiers of Herod in order te rescue the child Christ.

First performed and published in the collection Laat die Kerse Brand! en Ander Eenbedrywe ("Let the Candles Burn! and Other One-act Plays") by J.L. van Schaik, 1945.

Also re-published in a range of play collections, including Kerse Teen die Wind: Tien Eenbedrywe (1950), Kollig by Tafelberg; Vyfling by Nasboek; and in Viertal/Skemer en Masker/Kortgesprek ***.


Google Books (1953 print)

J.C. Kannemeyer, Geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse literatuur 2. Academica, Pretoria / Cape Town / Johannesburg 1983, p45[1]

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