De Dwalende Robbert

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De Dwalende Robbert ("The wandering Robbert") is described as a "heroic song" (in dramatic dress) by J. Suasso de Lima.

The original text

According to F.C.L. Bosman (1928: p.290) this was "een heldezang" (a "heroic song") in theatrical dress, a satire on De Lima's rival C.E. Boniface, presenting his as wandering, half demented, on Table Mountain, possibly in the costume of "Robert from Robert, of De Struikroovers.

The work was listed in an advert in the South African Chronicle of 15 June 1825 as one of a series to be published by subscription.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

No mention is made of a performance.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp.

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