Le Désespoir de Jocrisse

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Le Désespoir de Jocrisse is a prose comédie-folie in two acts by Dorvigny (nom de plume of Louis-François Archambault, 1742-1812)[1].

The original text

The original French play was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre Montansier, on 22 November 1792. Published by Cailleau, Paris in 1793.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as De Wanhoop van Jocrisse by Hendrik Ogelwight (Junior)[2] and published in Gend by J. F. Vander Schueren, 1790(?) and in Amsterdam by Pieter Johannes Uylenbroek in 1798

Performance history in South Africa

1815: The Dutch version performed in Cape Town on 26 September as De Wanhoop van Jocrisse by Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, followed by Eerzucht en Behoefte, of De Huwelyksscheiding uit Liefde (von Kotzebue/Patrat; tr Kup).



Facsimile version of the 1793 edition of the French play, Gallica[3]

Facsimile version of the 1781 edition of the French play, the Marandet Collection, Warwick Digital Collections[4]

Facsimile version of the 1790(?) edition of the Dutch text, Google E-Book[5]

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

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