Die Beichte

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Die Beichte ("The Confession") is a German one act comedy August Friedrich Ferdinand Von Kotzebue (1761-1819)[1].

The original text

Performed by the Hof-Schauspieler-Gesellschaft and published by Bloch in 1805.

Translations and adaptations

Adapted into French as Le Mari Ermite ("the husband hermit") by Jean François Boursault-Malherbe, and presented for tnhe first time at Le Théâtre des Variétés Étrangères on 12 January, 1807 and published by Antoine-Augustyn Renouard in the same year.

The French version was translated into Dutch as De Echtgenoot Kluizenaar ("the husband hermit") by Cornelis van der Vijver and published in Amsterdam by J. S. van Esveldt-Holtrop, 1809.

Translated into English by an unknown author as The Confession and published 1820.

Performance history in South Africa

1824: Performed in Dutch as De Echtgenoot Kluizenaar by Tot Nut en Vermaak on 28 August in the African Theatre, with De Verkeerde Schaamte (Von Kotzebue) as afterpiece.

1824: Performed in Dutch as De Echtgenoot Kluizenaar by Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense. Announced for 23 October, but possibly only took place on 13 November, in the African Theatre, with Tot Middernacht, of List tegen List (Dumaniant).


Facsimile of the German text Die Beichte, Google Books[2]

Facsimile of the French text Le Mari Ermite, Google Books[3]

Facsimile of the Dutch text De Echtgenoot Kluizenaar, Google Books[4]

Facsimile of the English text The Confession , Google Books[5]

Gerd Aage Gillhoff, 2013, The Royal Dutch Theatre at the Hague 1804–1876 , Google Books[6]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [7]: pp. 235, 280

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