Adélaïde de Bavière
The original text
First presented at the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique in 1801, and published and sold at the theatre in the same year.
Translations and adaptations
Translated into Dutch as Adelaide van Beijeren by an unknown author, and published in Amsterdam by Gerrit Warnars, (1801). A copy was also made available in volume 28 of the play series Spectatoriaale schouwburg: behelzende eene verzameling der beste zedelyke tooneelstukken, byeen gebragt uit alle de verscheiden taalen van Europa published in 1801 by Pieter Meijer, 1801. (Some authors, e.g. Bosman, 1928, give the title as Adelaide van Beyeren.)
Performance history in South Africa
1854: Performed in Dutch by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst in Cape Town in the Bree Street Theatre (cnr of Dorp Street), on 12 October 1854, under the title Adelaide van Beyeren, with De Dronkaard, of De Boer Edelman (Von Kotzebue) as an afterpiece.
1865: Produced in Dutch by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst at the Theatre Royal on 29 August 1865, with De Dronkaard, of De Boer Edelman (Von Kotzebue) as an afterpiece. The evening's entertainement was undertaken as a benefit performances to raise funds for the Free State burghers who had suffered because of the Free State–Basotho Wars (1858-1868).
1869: The programme of 3 February by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst is repeated on 11 February.
1877: Produced in Dutch as Adelaide van Beÿeren by De Eendracht at the Odd Fellows’ Hall on 14 August, with De Dronkaard, of De Boer Edelman (alternating with a children's ballet devised by Jno Combrink).
1897: Produced in Dutch as Adelaide van Beyeren by Door Ijver bloeit de Kunst in the Good Hope Hall on 31 August, with Goede Morgen Mijnheer Visser (Friedrich) and a song sung in honour of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands on her birthday (written by Melt Brink).
Text in volume 28 of the collection Spectatoriaale Schouwburg (Google eBook)
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