The Just

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Les Justes is a play in five acts by Algerian philosopher, author, and journalist Albert Camus (1913-1960) [1].

The original text

First presented at the Théâtre Hébertot on 15 December 1949. (Also known as The Terrorists).

Translations and adaptations

Published in English by Penguin, 1984.

Die Terroriste, a translation by André P. Brink of Les Justes by Albert Camus (1913-1960).

Performance history in South Africa

1969: Die Terroriste was directed by Francois Swart for PACT, opening in the Breytenbach Theatre on 14 May 1969, with Sandra Prinsloo as Dora Doulebov, Schalk Jacobsz as Yanek, Marius Weyers as Stepan Fedorov, Carel Trichardt as Skouratov. Others in the cast were Petru Wessels, Louis van Niekerk (Boris Annenkov), Don Lamprecht {Alexis Voinov), William Egan, Gerrit Geertsema.

1972: Adapted and performed by the Serpent Players at the SABTU Festival in 1972.

Re-titled The Terrorists it was performed on a Sunday night at The Space (Cape Town) in 197*, directed by Athol Fugard. Two of the performers were John Kani and Winston Ntshona, for whom this was their first “real” theatre performance.


Wikipedia [2]

PACT theatre programme (undated).

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Teater SA, 1(4), 1969

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