De Opkomst van het Huis Rothschild

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De Opkomst van het Huis Rothschild ("the rise of the house of Rothschild") is a Dutch three act tragedy by Theodoor van der Stempel.

The original text

Adapted for the stage (without female roles) for the Rederijkers circa 1860-70, based on the book by Louise Mühlbach (pseudonym for Clara Mundt). The play published in Kampen by Van der Hulst in 1869.

A Dutch performance by De Rederijkerskamer S. J. van den Bergh of Enkhuizen, Netherlands, is recorded on Monday 4 April 1870 (See Rederijkers Weekblad nummer 14,1870). The title is wrongly given as De Opkomt van het Huis Rothschild

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1870: First performed in the Germania Hall, Cape Town, by Aurora II on 5 May, with Liefde, Vriendschap en List (A.A. van der Stemple).


Facsimile version of the original text of 1869, Google E-book[1]

Bericht in het Rederijkers Weekblad nummer 14 van 1870 In: Vergaderingen van de Enkhuizer rederijkerskamers , website of Harme Bevoort[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 465

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