Laat die kerse brand!

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("Let the Candles Burn!". The title is sometimes written without the exclamation, and/or written in upper and lower case, as in English.)

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 Kollig by Tafelberg; Vyfling by Nasboek; and in Viertal/Skemer en Masker/Kortgesprek ***.


Sources

Google Books (1953 print) http://books.google.co.za/books/about/Laat_die_kerse_brand_n_kersspel.html?id=QokatwAACAAJ&redir_esc=y


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