De Helleveeg ("the harpy") is a comedy in two acts by Adriaan Loosjes (1761-1818)
The original text
Published by A. Loosjes Pz in 1790.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1833: Performed on 10 August Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst in the African Theatre , with De Jeugd van Hendrik den Vyfde (Duval).
1835: Performed on 14 March by Vlyt en Kunst in the Cape Town Theatre , with Valmont de Saint Priest, of De Schipbreukeling (Van Haemstede).
1836: Performed on 29 October by the Stellenbosch amateur company Door Yver Vruchtbaar in the local amateur theatre, with De Graaf van Waltron, of De Subordinatie (Möller).
1855: Performed in the Garrison Theatre on Tuesday 12 June 1855 by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst with Het Geheim (Vulpius) and Het Groot Ballet. The evening was in support of the "Patriotic Fund" for those affected by the Crimean War (see Balaclava Benefit Performances). The production was possibly repeated on 28 June.
1868: Performed by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst in the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town on 16 and 23 July, with Artaxerxes, of De Vader Rechter over zijn Zoon (Anon.). Set design and construction by C.J.M. Smith.
1868: Produced by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst at the Odd Fellows Hall, Cape Town on 30 November, with Othello, of De Moor (Shakespeare).
1869: Produced by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst in Caledon on 27 September, with De Kluizenaar op Formentera (Von Kotzebue).
1869: Produced by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst in Swellendam on 29 September, with De Kluizenaar op Formentera (Von Kotzebue). Apparently the company at this time also announced performances to take place in the towns of Montagu, Robertson, Worcester and Ceres, though Bosman (1980: p. 446, footnote 7) indicates that he could not find any further reports of actual performances.
Facsimile version of the 1790 publication, Google E-book
F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. : pp. 255, 320-321, 331, 375, 462, 497.
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.444-446.
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