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L'Astronome, an opéra-comique in 2 acts by Jean-Louis Brousse-Desfaucherets (1742-1808)[1], with music by Louis-Sébastien Lebrun (1764-1829)[2].

The title De l'Astronomanie appears in F.C.L. Bosman (1928: p. 92), with no author given. However, it is most probably a wrongly cited reference to this play. It may have been an adaptation

The original text

It was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre Feydeau on 21 November, 1798.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1807: Performed as De l'Astronomanie on 12 December in the Fransche Liefhebbery Theatre in Cape Town by the Het Fransche Liefhebbery Geselschap, with La Revanche Forcée (Jacques Marie Deschamps).



F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 92

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