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Twee Fischers, twee dramas: Die Geheime Bloemfontein-konferensie (1938) en Die Bram Fischer-wals (2011)

Show simple item record Keuris, Marisa 2015-12-02T08:11:44Z 2015-12-02T08:11:44Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Marisa Keuris (2015) Twee Fischers, twee dramas: Die geheime Bloemfontein-konferensie (1938) en Die Bram Fischer-wals (2011),Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 52:2,48-60,DOI: en
dc.identifier.issn 0041-476X
dc.description Please follow the DOI link at the top of this record to navigate to the official published version of this article. en
dc.description.abstract There is no better example within Afrikaner history where different generations of the same family played such extraordinary roles in the course of important historical events for the Afrikaner as well as for South Africa than those of the Fischer family. The name Bram Fischer is well known within more recent history, due to his role as the leader of the legal defence team during the Rivonia trial where prominent political figures, including Nelson Mandela, were tried on several charges including high treason. He is also remembered for his own sensational trial in 1966 where he was branded a traitor by Afrikaner establishment. Bram's grandfather, Abraham Fischer, played an important role in the history of the Free State, by being the first premier of the then Orange River Colony. He was also known for his role as mediator and translator at the so-called "secret Bloemfontein conference" of 31 May - 6 June 1899, where President Kruger unsuccessfully tried to reach a compromise with Sir Arthur Milner - an agreement which could have prevented the Anglo Boer War that followed shortly afterwards. I provide a comparative discussion of the two plays written in Afrikaans about the two Fischers, namely the one about the grandfather, Abraham Fischer (Die geheime Bloemfontein-konferens/ The secret Bloemfontein conference) by Dr W.J. B. Pienaar in 1038, and Harry Kalmer's The Bram Fischer waltz (2011) about the grandson. the secret Bloemfontein conference will be discussed as an example of a documentary drama, while The Bram Fischer waltz will be analysed as an example of a biographical drama. en
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en
dc.publisher Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Association en
dc.subject Afrikaner history, Afrikaans plays, Abraham Fischer (Orange River Colony Premier), Bram Fischer (defence lawyer), documentary drama, biographical drama en
dc.title Twee Fischers, twee dramas: Die Geheime Bloemfontein-konferensie (1938) en Die Bram Fischer-wals (2011) en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Afrikaans and Theory of Literature en

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