Slaghuis (“Slaughter house”) is a play by Willem Anker. A complex metatheatrical Afrikaans play about a playwright trying to write a play based on the life and works of iconic novelist Etienne le Roux (himself in the throes of writing his last – unfinished - novel), in which characters from his works confront the author with their demands for a “real” life.
The original text
Published by Genugtig Publishers, 2007.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
2006: First produced by the Drama Department of the University of Stellenbosch, directed by Marthinus Basson, at Aardklop in 2006 starring Stian Bam, Gertjie Besselsen, Shalaine Schamrel, Philip Lotz, Clinton Brown, Hannes Spangenberg, Petrus du Preez, Johan Falck, Bea Theron. This production was the winner of the 2006 Sanlam Prize for Afrikaans Theatre, while Basson was chosen as the best director.
Beeld, 4 October 2006.
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