La Forêt périlleuse, ou les Brigands de la Calabre

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La Forêt périlleuse, ou les Brigands de la Calabre is a prose play in three acts by Joseph-Marie Loaisel de Tréogate (1752-1812)[1].

The original French text

Premièred in the Théâtre de la Cité, Paris, on 17 May 1797. Printed in Paris by Toubon in 1797.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as De Struikroovers van Kalabrien, of De Onveilige Wildernis by Martinus Gerardus Engelman (1772-1823)[2]. Printed in Amsterdam in 1800. (The Dutch title also written Die Struikrovers van Kalabrien, of De Onveilige Wildernis on occasion)

Performance history in South Africa

1815: The Dutch version performed in Cape Town by Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense in the African Theatre on 28 October, with Jocrisse in Eenen Nieuwen Dienst (Dorvigny) , plus dances and fencing demonstrations.

1815: This Dutch play repeated by Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense on 11 November, with the addition of Men Doet Wat Men Kan, Niet Wat Men Wil (Dorvigny) as first piece, and "an introduction in 3 languages (Dutch, English and French)" entitled Jean-Pierre-Diogenes, of L'Orateur dans un Tonneau.

1836: The Dutch version performed in Cape Town by the children's company Kunst en Smaak in the Liefhebbery Tooneel on 10 June, with De Hoefsmid (Quétant and Philidor).

1880: Performed in the Dutch version by Aurora II on 19 October in the Athenaeum Hall, with Joost Uilenspiegel (Broekhoff).


Sources

http://www.wikipoemes.com/poemes/joseph-marie-loaisel-de-treogate/biographie-index.php

Facsimile version of the first edition of La Forêt périlleuse, ou les Brigands de la Calabre: Google E-Book[3]

Facsimile version of the first edition of De Struikroovers van Kalabrien, of De Onveilige Wildernis: Google E-Book[4]

"Engelburg (Marthinus Gerardus)" in Niew Nederlandsch Biografisch Wooredenboek (Molhuizen en Blok, 1918: Vol 4): Resources Huygens ING [5]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [6]: pp. 139-140, 272-4

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 467, 472.

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