A Worm in the Bud
by Reza de Wet. A play cast in the form of a public lecture and utilising a correspondence between two sisters to explore an Englishwoman’s emotional experiences as the wife of an Afrikaner man in the late 19th century. Written in 1988. First published in the collection Open Space (Yvette Hutchison and Kole Omotoso), 1995. Kagiso.
Performance history in South Africa
First performed at the Grahamstown Festival in 1990, directed by * with ** and **.
A Worm in the Bud, Reza de Wet. Embeth Davidtz, Michelle Scott, directed by Denys Webb. About cultural discrimination. The play revolves around the correspodence between the philanthropic adventurer, Emma, who goes to SA in 1904 to educate Boer children and her sister in England. Emma is unprepared for the untamed environment and the sister, Katy, judges the Boers from the safety of Britannia. Windybrow Theatre, 1990.
Translations and adaptations
Pretoria News, 14 Mrt 1990.
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to ESAT Templates
Return to W in Plays I Original SA Plays
Return to W in Plays II Foreign Plays
Return to W in Plays III Collections
Return to W in Plays IV: Festivals and Pageants
Return to South_African_Theatre/Plays
Return to The ESAT Entries