n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Reza de Wet se oeuvre : dramakroniek

Volume 41, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


Since 1986 Reza de Wet has published seven plays.The first three appeared in one volume, , and the next three in . Then followed . Her dramas have been performed frequently on stage and she has received the Hertzog prize for literature twice.
De Wet's first six plays are all situated in rural parts of the country, and in most of them family crises take up a central position. There is often an almost pathological element in the relationship between strict and conservatively minded parents and their children. forms a continuation of by Chekov, and in many ways differs in style and character from De Wet's former work.
Her plays are extremely well suited to the requirements of the stage, and although accessible on the first level, they appeal strongly to the reader and theatre goer through their actuality and underlying depth of meaning. These factors contribute to making Reza de Wet one of the most important contemporary Afrikaans playwrights.

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