Rose Scorgie

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Rose Scorgie (1881/1885–1974) was a South African poet, playwright and author.


Born Rose Wiggill Scorgie in Potchefstroom, Transvaal, South Africa on 21 December, 1881 (some sources have 1885), growing up and spending much of her life there, She died in June 1974 in Durban/Ellisras, Transvaal(?)

When she was 87 she concluded a detailed autobiography, the manuscript of which is held in the archives of the Potchefstroom Museum.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Primarily known as a poet, she was the author of the poetry collection Saga of the Veldt (New York, The Galleon press, 1934) and wrote the one-act play The Worm in the Bud (1960) and the three-act play A Star Shines Amidst the Clouds (1960) - published jointly.


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