Een Offer der Vrijheid (1762)

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Een Offer der Vrijheid (1762) is a Dutch play in five acts by Jan Schuitemaker (fl 1860s)

The original text

Written specifically for the Rederijkers, the play is freely translated from an unknown German original as Een Offer der Vrijheid (1762). Styled a "Historic-dramatic sketch from the seven years' war, in five acts" ("Historisch-dramatische Schets uit den Zevenjarige Oorlog in vijf bedrijven").

The translator listed simply as "de schrijver van Een Geschandvlekte Naam", but is generally believed to be the publisher, J. Schuitemaker. Published in Volume 4 of Bibliotheek voor Rederijkers by J. Schuitemaker, Purmerende, 1870.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1870: First performed as Een Offer der Vrijheid in the Germania Hall, Cape Town, by Aurora II on 13 November, with as an afterpiece Naar de Diamant Velden (Brink).

1873: Performed by Aurora II in the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town, on 3 July, with Het Kind van den Huize (Farber) as an afterpiece.

Sources

Facsimile version of the 1870 Dutch text, Google E-book[1]

Vaderlandsche Letteroefeningen. Jaargang 1864: p. 123[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 465, 458.

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