Les Héros de Cuisine, ou L'enfant de l'Amour
Also known simply as L’Enfant de l’Amour.
The original text
Written as a sequel to Les Fureurs de l'Amour (a "tragédie burlesque in 7 scenes and in verse" which he had written in 1798, with Joseph-Henri Flacon Rochelle). First performed in Paris, on 2 March 1799 and published by Fages in the same year. Also by Delavigne in 1815. According to Charles Etienne Boniface (cit. Bosman, 1928: p. 276), the French play was itself a parody of Voltaire's five act tragedy Tancrède (First performed at the Théâtre de la Rue des Fossés in Paris, on 9 March, 1760.)
Translations and adaptations
Translated and adapted into Dutch De Keukenhelden ("Heroes of the kitchen") as a one-act farce by C. van Foreest. The text was published anonymously in Amsterdam by Pieter Johannes Uylenbroek, in 1799.
Performance history in South Africa
Facsimile of the French text (4th edition, 1823), Google E-book
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