Een Oude Rat in de Val

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Een Oude Rat in de Val ("An old rat in the trap") is a Dutch one-act comedy by Jan Schuitemaker (fl 1860s-1870s)

Not to be confused with the Dutch play De Oude Rot ("the old rat").

The original text

Called a "poets in één bedrijf" ("a practical joke in one act"), it was written for the Rederijkers and published in Purmerende by J. Schuitemaker in 1866.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1874: Produced in Dutch by the amateur company Aurora II on 9 April in the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town, as afterpiece to Vader en Zoon (Ankersmit).


Facsimile version of the 1866 text, Google E-book[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.469

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