Frank, de Gierigaard

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Frank, de Gierigaard ("Frank the miser") is a Dutch drama in two parts by Arnold (Nicolaas Arnoldus Wijnstok, 1830-1878)[1].

Also found as Frank de Gierigaard.

The original text

Written for the Rederijkers, the only record found of a performance is an announcement of one by De Rederijkerskamer S.J. Van Den Bergh (under the motto : Vooruitgang zij ons doel, ie. "Progress is our aim") in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, on 5 January 1866.

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Performance history in South Africa

1869: First performed in the Germania Hall, Cape Town, by Aurora II on 4 August, with De Vriend Tegen Wil en Dank (A.A. van der Stempel).


Rederijkers Weekblad nummer 52 van 1865[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 464

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