Rooibruin Blare

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Rooibruin Blare (“Autumn [Reddish-brown] Leaves”) by H.A. Fagan. A one-act play about an older woman who comes to accept her age.

The original text

Published in 1934 (in the collection Die Ouderling en ander toneelstukke) by **. Published in Die Lewe is ‘n Speeltoneel by Perskor; Rooibruin Blare en Ander Eenakters by Afr. Pers and in Die Ouderling en Ander Eenbedrywe by ??.

Performance history in South Africa

First performed as one of two one-act plays by H.A. Fagan which made up the programme of the first performance by the Kaapstadse Afrikaanse Toneelvereniging (KAT) (of which Fagan was chairman at the time) on 11 May 1934 in the Koffiehuis in Cape Town, directed by Mrs Q. Fagan. She also performed in the play along with Herman Steytler, Dollie Pienaar, Ria van Lis and Cecilia Kotzé. The other was Ruwe Erts.

Fagan was awarded the Hertzog Prize for Drama in 1935 for Die ouderling en ander toneelstukke which include Ouderling, Ousus, Ruwe Erts and Rooibruin Blare.


Nel, F.J. 1972.

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