Der Trauring

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Der Trauring ("The Wedding Ring") is the German play in three acts by the Austrian playwright J. W. Lembert ("Johann Wilhelm Lembert" , one of the many pseudonyms for Wenzel Treml 1779-1851[1]).

The original text

Originally performed and published in German by Hartmann, 1813, accredited to J. W. Lembert.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch with the title De Trouwring by "P.L.", "naar het Hoogduitsch van Lembert", First published in Dutch in Amsterdam by Van Kesteren , 1816.

Performance history in South Africa

1827: Performed in Dutch by Tot Nut en Vermaak in Cape Town on 10 November, , with as afterpiece De Huisdokter (Ziegler).

1843: Performed in Dutch by the revitalized Tot Nut en Vermaak in Cape Town on 2 June , with as afterpiece Het Zal laat Worden (Meyer).

1844: Performed in Dutch as by the combined company, Het Privaat Hollandsch Tooneellievend Gezelschap playing under the combined motto Tot Nut en Vermaak en Door Yver Vruchtbaar, in the Hope Street Theatre, Cape Town on 15 November, with as afterpiece De Engelsche Goederen (Kotzebue).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 241, 442, 447

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