The Struggle for Freedom
A five act play by J.D. Kestell written under the pseudonym Leinad. Also known as The Rebellion of Slagters Nek (Butcher's Nek). The play is about an episode of 1815 in the Cape Colony. The author chose the Shakespearean tragic mode and the play is written in blank verse.
The original text
Published in London by Wyman, 1881.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Return to S in Plays 1 Original SA Plays
Return to South_African_Theatre/Plays
Return to Main Page