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Meester ("master" or "teacher") is the title for both an Afrikaans stage play (1927 ) and an SABC by Afrikaans TV series (1991)

Meester The stage play (1927)

Meester is an Afrikaans stage play in four acts by D.F. Malherbe (1881-1969).

The original play

A play set on a farm near Mossel Bay in the 18th century and tells about the lonelineness and romantic life of a travelling Dutch teacher with unconventional philosophical and religious ideas. First published Nasionale Pers, 1927.


1929: Produced by the GUK Dramatic Society, Bloemfontein, directed by D.F. Malherbe, with himself Benedictus Kok and Bram Fischer in the cast.


Ludwig Wilhelm Berthold Binge. 1969. Ontwikkeling van die Afrikaanse toneel (1832-1950). Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.

P.J. du Toit. 1988. Amateurtoneel in Suid-Afrika. Pretoria: Academica.

J.C. Kannemeyer 1978. Geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse Literatuur I. Pretoria: Academica. (Second edition, 1984[1], pp.162, 165).

Meester The TV series (1992)

Meester is a TV series in 10 episodes of 60min. each, written by Paul C. Venter. Directed by Annie Basson, with Hannes Müller, Susan Coetzer, Eric Nobbs, Danny Keogh, Tess van Staden, Lida Botha, Johan Botha, Elize Cawood, Wilson Dunster, Nico Liebenberg, Neil Sandilands, Rochelle Spies and Gilbert Terblanché. Broadcast in 1992, it won the SABC prize for TV dramas.


Beeld 10 May 1990[2]

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