Een "Rooie"(Tijdens de Kroningsfeesten)

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Een "Rooie"(Tijdens de Kroningsfeesten) ("A red [during the coronation celebrations]") is a Dutch monologue ascribed to "M.C.".

The original text

A comic monologue about a fervent young communist who starts off railing against the archaic traditions and the celebrations for the Queen, then slowly becomes converted to the point of singing along with "long live the queen" at the end. Originally performed by Willem van Zuylen in the Netherlands and published in his collected works in 1901.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1910: Performed as Een Rooie Tydens de Kroningsfeesten on 31 August by J.A.G. Bremer in celebration of Queen Wilhelmina's birthday by Aurora III in the ANV Saal, Cape Town, , along with a performance of Hans de Portier (Kruyer) in 't Vehoor (Beckmann).


Willem van Zuylen. 1901 Laatste voordrachten van Willem van Zuylen. D. Bolle, Rotterdam. Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren (DBNL)[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 477

Ingmar Koch. 1997. Het ochtendgloren boven Kaapstad. Nederlandse rederijkers in Kaapstad, Tydskrif vir Nederlands & Afrikaans. (4de Jaargang, Nommer 2. Desember)[2]

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