De Assurantie

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De Assurantie ("the assurance") is a humorous monologue in Dutch by Melt J. Brink (1842-1925).

The original text

De Assurantie appears to have been an ad hoc satirical piece, written and read by the author for a special occasion.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1910: Performed (read) by the author on 8 November in the ANV Saal, Cape Town (the hall of the Algemeen Nederlandsch Verbond) under the auspices of Aurora III, an afterpiece to the one-act plays Bekroond (Bosch) and Een Gevaarlijke Sujet ( Gorlitz/Franzen). The Prime Minister, Gen. Louis Botha and the Minister of Education, F.S. Malan were the patrons for the evening.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 477

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