De Kalkoen van Breda, of Menig Voordeel Komt Onverwacht
De Kalkoen van Breda, of Menig Voordeel Komt Onverwacht ("The Turkey of Breda, or many advantages come unexpectedly") is a Dutch farce with music, by Carel Alexander Van Ray (1780-1842).
Often cited simply as De Kalkoen van Breda.
Partly based on the one-act French vaudeville-style comedy La Bonne Aubaine by Jean Baptiste Radet (first performed at the Théatre du Vaudeville on 28 January, 1793). The earliest production of Van Ray's play found was in Leyden in 1826, but the text was first published in Amsterdam by Abraham Mars in 1816, and a second edition, by Van Kesteren, was published in 1829.
South African performances
1846: Performed in Cape Town in Dutch by Tot Nut en Vermaak en Door Yver Vruchtbaar on 30 April, in the Roeland Street Theatre, as afterpiece to Volsan, of De Menschenhater Door Tegenspoed (Villenhoven).
Facsimile text of De Kalkoen van Breda, Google Books
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