Pask (1901) by Swedish playwright August Strindberg (1849-1912). In the play a religious spirit prevails; the darkness and cold of winter, the dark depression of Elis, burdened with a sense of guilt because of his father's actions, are dissipated as the warmth of spring sun enters into his life.
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Translated into English by E. Classen (Easter, and other plays, Cape & Smith, 1929) and Peter Watts (Three plays, by August Strindberg; translated by Peter Watts. Penguin, c1958).
Performance history in South Africa
1944: Paastyd directed by Marguerite I. Murray for K.A.T., opening in the Hofmeyr Hall in Cape Town on 20 October 1944. The cast included the child actor Arin Carstens as well as Jan Bruyns, Juliana Oosthuizen, Cornelia Scholtz, J.H. Oosthuizen, Hendrik Burger. Decor by Prosper Williams.
World Drama, by Allardyce Nicoll. 1949.
Trek, 9(9):15, 1944.
PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988
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