Anthonius Hambroek, of De Belegering van Formoza

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Anthonius Hambroek, of De Belegering van Formoza is a 5 act tragedy by Johannes Nomsz (also written Joannes Nomsz, 1738-1803)[1].

Sometimes referred to as Anthonius Hambroek or even simply Hambroek.

The original text

Set on Formosa during 1662 when the fort Zeelandia had been newly taken by the Chinese,, and tells of the execution of the Dutch missionary Anthonius Hambroek(1607–1661)[2].

Written in 1774 and published in Amsterdam by Izak Duim, 1775

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed in Dutch as Hambroek by Aurora II in Paarl, with as an afterpiece Niet of Graag (Andersen) on 5 September.


Facsimile version of the first edition, Google E-book[3]

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

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