The Sacred Flame

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The Sacred Flame by Somerset Maugham (1874-1965). A play about euthenasia and a man's love for his dying brother's wife.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans as Die Heilige Vlam and performed by André Huguenet and his company in their first sponsored event, under the auspices of African Theatres, in 1935.

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by the Brian Brooke Company at the Hofmeyr Theatre in 1949. Settimgs by Frank Graves.

Produced by the East Rand Theatre Club and performed at the FATSSA Festival in 1956.


Brooke 1978. 182.

Helikon, 6(24):84.

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