Governor van Noot, or Things as They Were
The original text
Written in 1866, it is an historical drama, said to be "founded on old Cape history" and based on a recent account by a correspondent of the S.A. Commercial Advertiser and Mail who signed himself "Antiquary".
Translations and adaptations
This led to a burlesque skit by B. Mollan called Governor von Brute, or Things as They Might Have Been (1867).
Performance history in South Africa
1866: First performed as Governor van Noot, or Things as They Were by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Theatre Royal, Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 5 and 10 September, with a "Highland Fling and Broad Sword Dance" by Herr Luin and a production of Behind Time (Webster)
1866: Performed again by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Theatre Royal, Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 12 September, with a new dance performance and a production of The Little Sentinel (Williams). Possibly repeated on 13 and 17 September, on the latter occasion as a benefit evening for the author.
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