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''[[Die Grootkanonne]]'' (lit. "The Big Canons") is a one-act play by [[Uys Krige]].
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''[[Die Grootkanonne]]'' (lit. "The Big Canons") is a one-act play by [[Uys Krige]] (1910–1987).
  
 
== The original text ==
 
== The original text ==
  
A comedy about the difficulties soldiers have in adjusting to post-war life.  
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A comedy about the difficulties soldiers have in adjusting to post-war life.  
  
 
Published in ''[[Alle paaie gaan na Rome - Eenbedrywe]]'', (with ''[[Fuente Sagrada]]'' and  ''[[Alle paaie gaan na Rome]]'') by [[Unie-Volkspers]], 1949.
 
Published in ''[[Alle paaie gaan na Rome - Eenbedrywe]]'', (with ''[[Fuente Sagrada]]'' and  ''[[Alle paaie gaan na Rome]]'') by [[Unie-Volkspers]], 1949.

Latest revision as of 05:37, 20 January 2021

Die Grootkanonne (lit. "The Big Canons") is a one-act play by Uys Krige (1910–1987).

The original text

A comedy about the difficulties soldiers have in adjusting to post-war life.

Published in Alle paaie gaan na Rome - Eenbedrywe, (with Fuente Sagrada and Alle paaie gaan na Rome) by Unie-Volkspers, 1949.

Translations and adaptations

An English translation by Uys Krige , entitled The Big Shots, published by HAUM in the collection The Two Lamps, 1964.

Performance history in South Africa

1966: Staged by TRUK, directed by Victor Melleney, with Cobus Rossouw (Ben), Louis van Niekerk (Stoffel), Johan Botha (Konstabel) and Sandra Kotze (Anna).

1972: Produced by the Kaapse Teatergroep.


Sources

PACT theatre programme, 1966.

Gosher, 1988.

Scrapbook donated by Mavis Lilenstein, held by NELM (re Kaapse Teatergroep production): [Collection: LILENSTEIN, Mavis]: 2007. 9. 25. 5.

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