The original text
A play about about the suicide by self-immolation of the student Jan Palach (1948–1969), as a political protest against the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies.
The play was first produced in London at the Open Space Theatre, 11 November 1970.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Brian Astbury. 1979. The Space/Die Ruimte/Indawo. Cape Town: Moira and Azriel Fine.
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