Een Don Juan tegen Wil en Dank

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Een Don Juan tegen Wil en Dank ("A Don Juan despite himself") is a comedy by an anonymous author.

The original text

A reference to a successful performance of the play by a theatrical society called "Aurora" in Ameide, The Netherlands, on 29 January 1890 was found in the newspaper De Vijfheerenlanden of 2 February, 1890 - however no further details are given.

Translations and adaptations

A poster for the Flora Bioscoop in Middelburg, Netherlands, advertises a work by this Dutch title, starring the American actress Laura la Plante. However, this is alsmost certainly not a version of the play discussed here, but a reference to the American film God's Gift to Women by Michael Curtiz (1931), featuring La Plante and based on the 1930s play The Devil Was Sick by Jane Hinton.

Performance history in South Africa

1912: Performed by Aurora III in the ANV Saal, Cape Town, on 20 August.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 478

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