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There are two plays by the title Eerloos ("Without honour"). Both apparently translated and performed in Afrikaans under the same title.

Eerloos (Stroheim)

A drama (in German?) by someone billed as "Ludwig Stroheim". No trace of such a text or author can be found, but this play was translated into Afrikaans by A.J.A. Roux and produced in Afrikaans by the Heunis-Rood Geselskap in 1935, as a touring production and by Paul de Groot in the Eendragsaal in Johannesburg in the same year.

Eerloos (Van Nouhuys, 1890)

The original text

A drama in three acts in Dutch by W.G. van Nouhuys (1854-1914)[1], first performed in Rotterdam in 1890, and published in in 1892.

Published in Dutch in South Africa by H.A.U.M. in 1940 , Dusseau, 1944, and Van Schaik, 1958. The play was a regular setwork for the Senior Certificate examinations in the 1940s and was one of the best known Dutch dramas in South Africa.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans in 1947 by an unknown translator, for the André Rousseau Theatre Company.

Performance history in South Africa

Premièred in Afrikaans in July 1947, staged by the André Rousseau Theatre Company, directed by André Rousseau, with Marie Viljoen (Emma), André Rousseau (Fritz Halma), Zandberg Jansen (Karel and Antoon), Ria Louw (Anna) and Nico Lombard (Bracht). The production toured the North-Eastern Cape and Orange Free state, visiting Cradock, Queenstown, Molteno, Burgersdorp, Bethulie, Brandfort, Bloemfontein, among other places.


Ludwig Binge, 1969: p. 177

Cape Times, 24 June 1947.

André Rousseau Theatre Company programme.

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