Act 1* The stage remains empty until Boesman lumbers in, burdened with belongings such as an old mattress and blanket, a blackened paraffin tin, an apple box, a few cooking utensils and a few articles of clothing. * Boesman also drags a piece of corrugated iron in one hand. * Boesman is barefoot and wears shapeless gray trousers rolled up to his knees, an old shirt, a faded blazer and a cap on his head. * Boesman looks around the barren area and drops his bundles, himself falling to the ground. * Lena appears, burdened much the same as Boesman, but without a mattress. * Lena has a load of firewood under her arm, but she carries the rest of her bundle rigidly on her head. * She, too, is barefoot and clothed in a baggy, lifeless dress. Lena and Boesman are each close to 50-years-old. * Boesman looks at Lena with an unforgiving eye and...
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