The original text
Possibly Fagan’s best one-act play, it tells of a collection of “flotsam” gathered in the lounge of a rural hotel, waiting to cross the river. First published in 1947 in one volume with the full-length play Die Nuwe Wêreld (“The New World”). Later also published in Vyfling by Nasboek and in Die Nuwe Wêreld en Ander Toneelstukke by Naspers.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1959: The play was performed in Bellville as part of a programme to honour the author on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The director was Robert Mohr.
Nel, F.J. 1972, p. 152.
Lantern, December 1959.
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