Hubertus Elffers

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Hubertus Elffers. (1858-1931) A Dutch teacher, printer, compiler of school books and a dictionary, playwright.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

In 1904 he founded the Rustica Printing Works in Wynberg. Wrote a Dutch play called Debora, which he apparently finished in 1891 and (erroneously) claimed to be the first Dutch drama written on South African soil. It was published by Juta in 1893. The play was well received by the editors of De Zuid-Afrikaan, who saw in it literary qualities lacking in other writing, though they did point out his error.

Sources

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.


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