Nag het die Wind Gebring

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Nag het die Wind Gebring ("Night brought the wind…") is a 3-act Afrikaans play by W.A. de Klerk.

The original text

Set in the Cape Colony during the Anglo Boer War, the play deals with conflicting loyalties and generational tensions within an Afrikaner family. Published in the collection Drie Dramas, Nasionale Pers, 1947.

South African performances

1945: First staged by Volksteater in 1945 with players from the Krugersdorp Municipal Dramatic and Operatic Society directed by Anna Neethling-Pohl, decor by Kobus Esterhuysen. The cast: P.P.B. Breytenbach as Just, Enone van den Bergh, Annette Rossouw, G.P. Pretorius, J.H. du Plooy, Gert van den Bergh, Anna Neethling-Pohl.

1948: First staged professionally by NTO 1948, also directed by Anna Neethling-Pohl, starring Hendrik Hanekom (Just van Hellenburg), Enone van den Bergh (Maria), Erna Eksteen (Linde), André Huguenet (Ds Allendorf), Mathilde Hanekom (Anna), Gert van den Bergh (Aart), Siegfried Mynhardt (Dr. Otto Syfer). Decor by Kobus Esterhuysen, costumes designed by Paula Styger. The play toured in tandem with An Inspector Calls.


Trek 10(1):15, 1945.

Rinie Stead, 1985b

Nag het die Wind Gebring (NTO) theatre programme, 1948.

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