Die Selfsugtige Skoolmeester

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Die Selfsugtige Skoolmeester ("the selfish schoolmaster") is a farce by J.H.H. de Waal and P. de Waal.

The original text

P. de Waal, the brother of playwright J.H.H. de Waal, had written a one-act farce, similar to his brother's piece called 'n Les oor di Tier, for the CJV of Cape Town's Nieuwe Kerk. The two plays combined to create a longer play, which they now called Die Selfsugtige Skoolmeester.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English as The Selfish Schoolteacher by an unnamed author.

Performance history in South Africa

1914: Performed in English (as The Selfish Schoolteacher) by the CJV Warmwater near Oudtshoorn.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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