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Cry, the Beloved Country: the play - Elex Academic Bookstore

Cry, the Beloved Country: the play

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This classic South African novel by Alan Paton has now been successfully adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Roy Sargeant. 

Set in 1946, this is a moving story of a father's search for his son, the terrible discovery of the young man's crime and punishment, and the fate of their home village in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Remaining true to the novel, the play explores the themes of family relationships, human suffering and racial reconciliation in a uniquely South African way.



  • This publication offers the authentic script for the two-act play, tried and tested on the South African stage
  • a comprehensive introduction including links to the curriculum, background information on the historical context, and theatre techniques
  • thought-provoking activities guiding learners and teachers through a study of the characters, themes and staging of the play
  • difficult words explained on the page to build vocabulary skills.