Elize van Wallenthorst

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Elize van Wallenthorst is an original Dutch play in three acts by an anonymous author with the nom de plume "Pro Virtus et Mores".

The original text

A melodramatic play about the triumph of virtue. A young girl who runs away with an unsuitable man and is chased by her father and a noble suitor, who saves the father's life and wins the girl. Published in 1794 by J.C. Leeuwestijn.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1835: Produced in Dutch by the Het Tooneellievend en Vereenigd Muzyk Gezelschap (with the motto Door Yver Vruchtbaar) in Stellenbosch on 7 March, with De Brandschatting (Von Kotzebue) as afterpiece. The performance was a charity event for the wounded of the so-called "Kaffir War" on the eastern Cape border.


Facsimile version of the 1794 Dutch text, Google E-book[1]

J.A. Worp, Geschiedenis van het drama en van het tooneel in Nederland. Deel 2. Wolters, Groningen 1907. pp176-7[2]

G. Kalff, Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche letterkunde. Deel 6. J.B. Wolters, Groningen 1910 P. 472[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 255

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