Die Sewe Doodsondes
See also the entry on The Seven Deadly Sins.
The original text
The play was inspired by and based on Aucamp's ideas as developed for the introduction to Sewe Sondes, Nee Meer: Verhale en Essays oor Dood- en Ander Stories ("Seven sins, no more: Stories and essays on death and other stories"), compiled by Hennie Aucamp and published by Human and Roussouw in 1995. The book contains sixteen stories and essays by well-known well-known writers, mainly on death and the concept of sin.
Hennie Aucamp's original hand written manuscript of the morality play (accessible on the University of Stellenbosch's SUNDigital Collections website) has the title as "Die Sewe Doodsondes: 'n Moraliteit" ("The Seven Deadly Sins: a Morality"). It was performed by the University of Stellenbosch drama department in 1995 and then published as Van Hoogmoed tot Traagheid of Die Sewe Doodsondes ("From Pride to Sloth, or The Seven Deadly Sins") by Human & Rousseau in 1996, with illustrations by Conrad Botes.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1995: Presented by the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department in the H.B. Thom Theatre 18-22 April 1995. Mark Graham directed. Members of the cast were Leana Dreyer, Paul du Toit, Nicole Holm, Aletia Badenhorst, Amelda Brand, Nico Dreyer, Jaco Bouwer, Willemien Brümmer, Paul van Wyk. Soundtrack by Ewald Cress.
Hennie Aucamp's original hand written manuscripts (accessible on the University of Stellenbosch's SUNDigital Collections website at https://digital.lib.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.2/3911 and https://digital.lib.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.2/3918]).
Die Sewe Doodsondes programme, 1995.
A playscript listed as The Seven Deadly Sins, [Typescript (photocopy)], CAMPBELL Location: [Collection: DALRO]: 2001. 41. 269 held by NELM.
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