Le Testament de Madame Patural

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Le Testament de Madame Patural ("Madame Patural's will") is a French comedy in one act by Émile Souvestre (1806-1854)[1].

Also found with a subtitle, as Le Testament de Madame Patural, ou Ce qui Vient du Trompette s'en Va au Tambour ("Madame Patural's will, or what comes from the trumpet goes to the drum").

The original text

Publication date 1865.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as Het Testament van de Weduwe Poot ("The will of widow Poot [literally 'paw']") by J.J. Cohen Stuart and published in Amsterdam by G. Theod. Bom,1875.

Also found as Het Testament van de Wed. Poot

Performance history in South Africa

1912: Performed in Dutch as Het Testament van de Wed. Poot by Aurora III in the ANV Saal, Cape Town, on 12 November.


Facsimile version of the 1875 Dutch text, Google E-book[2]

Taal- en letterkunde. Aanwinsten van Anet[3],

J.A. Worp. 1972. Geschiedenis van het Drama en van het Tooneel in Nederland. Deel 2, Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren (DBNL)[4]

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

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