Le Dragon de Thionville

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Le Dragon de Thionville is a French play in one act by M. Dumaniant (Antoine-Jean Bourlin: 1752-1828)[1].

The original text

Presented for the first time at the Théâtre de Palais-Royal on 26 July 1786. and published by Cailleau in Paris, 1786.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as De Dragonder te Thionville by an unknown translator, the author being given as "Du Maniant" (i.e. Dumaniant). It appeared in Volume 18 of the series Spectatoriaale Schouwburg (edited by Pieter Meijer and published by P. Meijer en G. Warnars) in 1789.

Performances in South Africa

1808: Performed in Dutch on 18 May by Het Fransche Liefhebbery Geselschap in an unstated Cape Town venue, with De Snyder en Zyn Zoon (Fusz).





Facsimile version of the 1789 edition of De Dragonder Te Thionville, Google E-book[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: p. 93,

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