Die Uur van Vergelding

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Die Uur van Vergelding ("The hour of retribution") is a title found for two plays performed and/or published in South Africa

(The title Uur van Vergelding is also found.)

There is an Afrikaans historical novel called Uur van Vergelding by Pierre J. Fourie (1970).

Die Uur van Vergelding by McGuire/Gunter (1930)

Die Uur van Vergelding is the Afrikaans title of a popular play about divorce performed by the Hanekom Company. According to the programme the play was by "Friedrich Gunter", an attribution repeated by Wena Naude as late as 1973 (Die Brandwag, 14 September 1973). She indicated that it had been translated into Afrikaans by Mrs. A.E. Carinus-Holzhausen.

However, according to Ludwig Binge (1969), this was more likely to have been a translation of The Divorce Question, a popular American play by William Anthony McGuire. Thus Gunter may have translated it into Dutch or German (and the Afrikaans version based on that), or else the fictional name was simply used to avoid copyright issues.

See The Divorce Question


Ludwig Binge. 1969. Ontwikkeling van die Afrikaanse toneel (1832-1950). Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik.

List of productions by the Hanekom Company compiled by André Huguenet, published in Filma (Kultuur) in January 1946.

Catalog of Copyright Entries: Third series 1957[1]20MacQuire&f=false

Die Uur van Vergelding by Jac J. Brits (1959)

An original one-act play, published in Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 9(3):65-74. Sept 1959.


Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 9(3):65-74. Sept 1959.

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