Nag, Generaal

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(“Goodnight, General”) by Reza de Wet. A pacifist play set in the Anglo-Boer War and relating the story of a woman avenging herself on her dying husband, the General, whom she holds responsible for the death by suffocation of her son. Published in Vrystaat Trilogie [“Free State Trilogy”] in 1991 (HAUM-Literêr).

Performance history in South Africa

First produced by PACOFS under the direction of ** (1988?).

Directed by Ernst Eloff for PACOFS at the André Huguenet Theatre, Bloemfontein, opening 15 August 1991. The cast members were Christo Compion (Generaal), Isadora Verwey (Magda), Pieter Brand (Naas) and Hendrik Baird (Lombaard). Desin {Johnny Boerstoel]], lighting Dulcie Holtzhausen, musical arrangement Heidi Edeling.

Translations and adaptations

In 2004 De Wet wrote Breathing In, using very much the same situation but refocusing the issues.


PACOFS News, 17(3), 1991.

Nag, Generaal theatre programme, 1991.

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