Les Deux Francs-maçons, ou Les Coups du Hazard

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Les Deux Francs-maçons, ou Les Coups du Hazard ("The two Freemasons, or the 'lacerations' of chance") is a French 3-act tragedy by Benoît Pelletier-Volméranges (1756-1824)[1].

The original text

First performed Paris, at the Théâtre de l'Impératrice et Reine (1808-1818), 25th May 1808, published by Hénée, 1808.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as De Twee Vrijmetselaars by Cornelis van der Vijver, and published in Amsterdam by J.S. van Estveldt-Holtrop, 1808.

Performance history in South Africa

1834: Performed in Stellenbosch (as De Twee Vrymetselaars) on 8 November 1834 by Het Hollandsche Tooneellievend en Vereenigd Muzyk Gezelschap, with the musical comedy Het Zal laat Worden (Meyer)



Facsimile version of the 1808 French text, Google E-book[https://books.google.co.za/books?id=k3kUAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=af&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Facsimile version of the 1808 Dutch translation, Google E-book[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. pp. 254-5,

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