Adam in Ballingschap

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Adam in Ballingschap (full title: Adam in Ballingschap, of Aller Treurspeelen Treurspel ("Adam in Exile, or tragedy of all tragedies"), is Dutch play by Joost van den Vondel (1587–1679)[1]

The original text

Published by the widow of Abraham de Wees in Amsterdam in 1664.

The play has long been a prescribed work for students of Dutch literature in South Africa.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1910-1927: Successful Dutch productions of this classic Dutch play were staged by Anton Verheyen in these years.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 9,

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