The original text
The story is based on the history of two nuclear physicists, Dr Klaus Fuchs and Dr Alan Nunn, combined into the one character Stefan Oster. Published as Voorlopig vonnis : toneelspel in twee bedrijven, published by Academica in 1978.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1958-59: Performed in Afrikaans as Voorlopige Vonnis by National Theatre Organisation, as the first production in the NTO Kamertoneel. It was directed by Tone Brulin with Siegfried Mynhardt, Enone van den Bergh and Johan Malherbe and opened on 17 November.
1973: Performed in Afrikaans as Voorlopige Vonnis by CAPAB in its workshop theatre 13 to 21 April 1973 at the Hofmeyr Theatre. Directed by Schalk Jacobsz starring Jan Prinsloo (Stefan), Louise Mollett-Prinsloo (Ilse), Mees Xteen (Die Mens).
KRUIK Werksteater programme, 1973.
Lantern, 8(2):187, Dec 1958; 9(2):192-197, Dec 1959.
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