Komplimente und Wind

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Komplimente und Wind is a Polish comedy in four acts by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner (1748-1807)[1]

The original text

Published in Grätz, 1796

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as Komplimenten en Wind by an anonymous author and published in Amsteldam by J. Dóll, 1799.

Performance history in South Africa

1819: Was to have been performed in Cape Town by Men Doet Wat Men Kan on 18 September, using the Dutch version of Komplimenten en Wind, but was replaced by Montoni, of Het Kasteel van Udolpho (Duval/Bruggemans) due to the illness of one of the main actors.

1823: Performed in Cape Town by Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, led by Charles Etienne Boniface, on 1 November, using the Dutch version of Komplimenten en Wind.


Facsimile version of the 1799 Dutch translation, Google E-Book[2]

Facsimile version of the 1796 published German text: Göttingen : Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, 2011[3]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 135, 278,

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