The Sea my Winding Sheet

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The Sea my Winding Sheet is a radio play by Douglas Livingstone. A wry reworking of Luis De Camoes’s epic poem The Lusiads, about the Adamastor myth, through which Livingstone parodies the European-African encounter. Broadcast 1963, it was awarded BBC/Federal Broadcasting Corporation Prize 1963.

It was first staged in 1970/71*? by the Theatre Workshop Company of the University of Natal, under the direction of Pieter Scholtz.

Published in Theatre One, edited by Stephen Gray, 1978. (See Gosher, 1988).


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