Nanette et Lucas, ou La Paysanne Curieuse

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Nanette et Lucas, ou La Paysanne Curieuse ("Nanette and Lucas, or the curious peasant") is a musical comedy in one act by Nicolas-Étienne Framery (1745-1810)[1], with music by M. le Chevalier D'Herbain (1732-1769)[2]. The play is also known as La Paysanne Curieuse.

The original text

First performed by the Comédiens Italiens on 14 June, 1764. Published in Paris, by Ruault, 1778

Performances in South Africa

1809: Performed in French by the French Company led by Charles Etienne Boniface, on 7 April as La Paysanne Curieuse in the African Theatre, Cape Town, with Le Projet Manque (Desfontaines, Barré and Radet) and Les Troubadours (Floquet).


Facsimile version of Nanette et Lucas, ou, la paysanne curieuse, Warwick Digital Collections[3]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 125,

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