The original text
Set in Oudtshoorn and dealing a court case covering wedding vows, watering rights, breeding birds, lawyers, etc. Binge speculates it may derive theme and title from a Dutch play Verbreking van een Trouwbelofte (performed in Tulbagh in 1892).
Langenhoven's text was published by J & H Pocock of Oudtshoorn in 1906/7.
Later published as reading material in the reading primer The Royal Road to Cape Dutch (Pocock, 1910).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Performed by amateur societies and schools, including companies in Calitzdorp and Matjesfontein.
Ludwig Wilhelm Berthold Binge. 1969. Ontwikkeling van die Afrikaanse toneel (1832-1950). Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik.
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