Kleine Komödie

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Kleine Komödie ("little comedy") is a comedy in three acts by Siegfried Geyer.

Also found with the title Kleine Komödie in 3 Akten ("little comedy in three acts").

The original text

A comedy about a Scandinavian prince who switches roles with his servant through some grotesque twist of fate, leading to a number of comic complications. Published in German in 1927.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by André Huguenet with the title Geleende Vere ("borrowed feathers") . Published by DALRO, 1969.

Performance history in South Africa

1944: Performed in Afrikaans as Geleende Vere directed by André Huguenet for his Teatergroep in 1944, with Johann Nel, Antonius Ferreira, Hermien Dommisse (sekundus Isabelle Cordier), Fanie Bekker and Huguenet himself, and newcomer Maxie de Jong. The play toured South Africa for 6 months.

1978: Performed in Afrikaans as Geleende Vere directed for CAPAB by Fitz Morley in 1978, touring the Cape Province. The cast were James Blanckenberg as Rudolf, Neels Coetzee as Prince Torvald, Sandra Ferreira (Lisa), Antoinette Kellermann (Laura), Fitz Morley (Gustav). Decor design by Martin Crous, lighting by Billy de la Querra.

Sources

Huguenet, 1960;

Geleende Vere theatre programmes, 1944 and 1978.

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