The original text
Jointly commissioned by the Woordfees and the KKNK festivals, the play deals with an aspect of the life of poet, playwright, naturalist and novelist Eugène Marais, using anecdotal material from the family relationship De Wet has with the Marais family.
Cast in the form of a lecture and actually performed in a lecture hall on its first appearance, the play is in the form of an academic lecture and using audiovisual clips as part of the text, the play not only satirizes academic life, but also questions the concept of truth in social and cultural research.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
2005: Performed in a lecture hall in the Wilcocks Building, Stellenbosch University, as part of the Woordfees. Directed by Marthinus Basson, with Antoinette Kellerman, Heike Gehring and Reza de Wet. Also performed at the KKNK in April and Aardklop in September.
What's On - Joburg / 6 September 2005,
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