Jan Masseur

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Jan Masseur is a Dutch play in five acts by Daniël Marthinus Maaldrink (1851-1891)[1].

The original text

Published in Amsterdam 1887, the play was performed nineteen times by the Nederlandsch Tooneel and seventeen times by the Vereenigde Rotterdamsche Tooneelisten in various venues.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1909: Performed by the literary society Ons Spreekuur (lit. "our speaking hour") in Stellenbosch on 6 and 13 August.


P.W. van Wissing and J.A.E. Kuys. 1998. Biografisch Woordenboek Gelderland: Bekende en onbekende mannen en vrouwen uit de Gelderse geschiedenis (Part 2), Uitgeverij Verloren: p.69[2]

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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