Das Lustspiel am Fenster

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Das Lustspiel am Fenster ("the comedy at the window") is a German farce in one act by August von Kotzebue (1761 – 1819)[1].

The original text

First performed by the Hof-Schauspieler-Gesellschaft in 1807 and published in 1807.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as De Intrigue aan het Venster, "kluchtspel in één bedrijf" by Jan Steven van Esveldt Holtrop. Published in Amsterdam by J.S. van Esveldt Holtrop, 1807.

Another adapted and localized Dutch version of the play is Limaçon de Dichter ("Limaçon the poet"), a satirical comedy in one act by Charles Etienne Boniface, attacking his former friend and colleage J. Suasso de Lima, and published in 1825. According to the author the 1807 Dutch translation by Van Esveldt Holtrop was the source of his own adaptation.

Performance history in South Africa

1825: Performed in Boniface's adapted form as Limaçon de Dichter by Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense in the African Theatre, Cape Town, on 20 August 1825, followed by De Vrouw met Twee Mannen (De Pixérécourt).






F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 121, 124, 284-285, 291, 293, 373.

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