Houd-den-Bek, a novel by André P. Brink, adapted for the stage by Tjaart Potgieter. Against the background of the uprising of the slaves in the Koue Bokkeveld in 1825, the story draws a bleak picture of oppression and the fight for individual freedom
Performance history in South Africa
Directed by Ilse van Hemert for PACT in the State Theatre Arena, 1990. The cast: Dawid Minnaar, Kevin Smith, Embeth Davidtz, Ben Kruger, Patrick Mynhardt, Rika Sennett, June van Mersch. Design by James MacNamara.
Translations and adaptations
The Citizen, 6 Aug 1990.
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to ESAT Templates
Return to H in Plays I Original SA Plays
Return to H in Plays II Foreign Plays
Return to H in Plays III Collections
Return to H in Plays IV: Festivals and Pageants
Return to South_African_Theatre/Plays
Return to The ESAT Entries