Seven against the Sun
The original text
A play about tensions that are engendered when seven soldiers are stranded in the desert during the war. Published by Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel, 1962.
Translations and adaptations
In 1964 it was made into an internationally acclaimed film by David Millin, featuring an all South African cast consisting of Gert van den Bergh, John Hayter, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Patrick Mynhardt, James White, Chris Robinson, Morné Coetzer (as Morne Coetzer Jr.), Elizabeth Meyer, Richard Daneel, Willie van Rensburg, Arthur Swemmer, Simon Swindell, Ivo Pellegrini, Michael Preston, Jan Bruyns (as Jan Bruijns) and Dale Swanepoel.
Performance history in South Africa
1958-1959: First produced by National Theatre Organisation in the NTO Kamertoneel, their one successful production of an indigenous English play. Directed by Victor Melleney, with Arthur Hall, David Herbert and Pietro Nolte. Athol Fugard was one of the stage managers.
Rinie Stead, 1985b
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