Die Goldne Spinne

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Die Goldne Spinne ("The golden spider") is a German comedy in four acts by Franz von Schönthan(1849-1913)[1]

Also found as Die Goldene Spinne


The original text

First performed on 21 January, 1885 in the Carltheater, Vienna, and published as Die goldne Spinne in Leipzig by Reclam, ca. 1885.

Translations and adaptations

According to , translated into Dutch as Politiezaken ("Police matters") by Jac. de Vos (also written as Politie-zaken), performed in the Leidse Schouwburg, Leiden, in 1893 and by the Vereniging tot bevordering van uiterlijke welsprekendheid "Bogaers" in Koog-Zaandijk, ca. 1897.

Performance history in South Africa

1907: Performed in Dutch (as Politiezaken) in the Empress Theatre, Pretoria, by the Rederijkerskamer by Onze Taal, Pretoria, probably directed by P.A. Welswijk.

Sources

Programme of the first performance in Vienna, Theatermuseum Wien[2]

J.A. Worp. 1972. Geschiedenis van het Drama en van het Tooneel in Nederland. Deel 2, p. 471, Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren (DBNL)[3]

Advert for a performance in 1893, Leidsch Dagblad (5 January 1893: p. 4)[4]

"Vereniging tot bevordering van uiterlijke welsprekendheid 'Bogaers'", Gemeentearchief Zaanstad[5]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.484

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