Clémence Clémence et Waldémar, ou Le Peintre par Amour

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Clémence Clémence et Waldémar, ou Le Peintre par Amour is a French three-act tragedy by Benoît Pelletier-Volméranges (1756-1824)[1]

The original French text

First performed Paris, "avec success 21 brumaire an 10", i.e. in October 1801. First published in French by Barba, Paris 1803.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as Clemence en Waldemar by Cornelis Van Der Vyver ("maître d'école et auteur dramatique") and published by Wed. J. Dóll, 1804.

Performance history in South Africa

1843: Performed in Cape Town on 21 July in the Dutch translation by Door Yver Vruchtbaar as their first performance, with the comedy Het Losse Schot (Von Kotzebue).

1843: Repeated at special request on 4 August, 1843 by the same company, with the addition of De Gevaarlyke Buurman (Kotzebue).


Frontispiece of the first French edition, Website Hachette BnF[2]

Clemence_en_Waldemar Google Books[3]

Facsimile of the Dutch version of 1804 (Google E-Book)[4]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [5]: pp. 443-4,

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