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Debora can refer to one of two plays:

Debora by Mosenthal (1849/1860)

The French translation of Mosenthal's drama Deborah (published in 1860) -

See Deborah for performance and other details on this play.

Debora by Elffers (1891)

The original text

A Dutch verse drama in 3 acts about the biblical figure "Debora" by a Cape Town based teacher, printer and playwright, Hubertus Elffers (1858-1931). He apparently finished the play in 1891 and (erroneously) claimed it to be the first Dutch drama written on South African soil. It was published by Juta in 1893. The play was well received by the editors of De Zuid-Afrikaan, who saw in it literary qualities lacking in other writing, though they did point out his error.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

No information on any performance has been found to date.


Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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