Die Tochter Pharaonis

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Die Tochter Pharaonis ("The Daughter of Pharaoh") is a one-act comedy by August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue (1761–1819)[1].

The original text

Possibly written and performed 1803, published by Wallishausser in 1804

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as De Dochter van Pharao from the German and published by Jan Steven van Esveldt Holtrop (1777-1833)[2] in 1803.

Translated into English as Pharaoh's Daughter

Performance history in South Africa

1819: Performed in Dutch by Het Hollandsch Toneellievend Gezelschap (Men Doet Wat Men Kan) as De Dochter van Pharao in the African Theatre, Cape Town on 10 July, with Montoni, of Het Kasteel van Udolpho (Duval).

1833: The Dutch version (as De Dochter van Pharao) was performed by "Het Nieuw Stellenbossche Tooneel Gezelschap" ("The new Stellenbosch Theatre Company") Door Yver Vruchtbaar, in the local "Schouwburg" (theatre) on 28 September, with Charlotte Blandford, of De Wedergevonden Vader (Engelman).





F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 134, 254

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