Julius von Sassen
The original play
A version attributed to Zschokke, but adapted by Gottlieb Wetzinger, was published in Graz in 1797.
A text attributed only to Zschokke was published in Zürich by Orell, Füssli and Company in 1798.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1829: First performed in Dutch translation in De Liefhebbery Toneel, Cape Town by Tot Nut en Vermaak on 22 August, along with De Sint Nicolaas Avond, of Het Bezoek door den Schoorsteen (Kup).
Facsimile version of the 1798 German text, Hathi Trust
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