Gustav Wasa

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Gustav Wasa is a German tragedy in 5 acts by August von Kotzebue (1761-1819)[1].


The original text

Performed 1800 and published in Leipzig by P.G. Kummer, 1801.

Translations and adaptations

Translated and adapted into Dutch as Gustaaf Wasa by D.F. van Heyst (apparently from the English version by H. Brooke) and published in Amsterdam by J.W. Smit, 1802.

Performance history in South Africa

1867: A fragment performed in Dutch as Gustaaf Wasa by Aurora II in Paarl, with as an afterpiece Een Hedendaagsch Duel (Guiseppe) on 7 November.

1868: Performed in Dutch as Gustaaf Wasa by Aurora II in the Germania Hall, Cape Town, with as an afterpiece Manke Koos (Arnold) on 19 November.

1872: A fragment of two acts from H. Brooke's English version, translated as Gustaaf Wasa by Van Heyst, performed in Dutch by Aurora II in the Germania Hall, Cape Town, with as an afterpiece Een Oom uit Californië (Hoek) on 5 September.

Sources

Facsimile version of the 1801 German Text, Hathi Trusthttps://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=chi.097501259;view=1up;seq=7

Facsimile version of the 1802 Dutch Text, Google E-book[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_von_Kotzebue

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 462, 464, 467

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