Le Mariage Forcé

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Le Mariage Forcé ("The Forced Marriage") is a prose "comédie-ballet" in one act by Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673)[1] and the composer Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687)[2].

The original play

Written in 1664 and first performed the Palais du Louvre on 29 January, 1664, and then at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal on 15th February, 1664 by La Troupe du Roi.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1805: First performed in the original French on 30 September 1805 in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the Het Fransche Liefhebbery Geselschap founded by Villet. Mr Delémery played not only two "Doctors", but also that of the "Brother". The other plays performed are La Meunière De Gentilly (Lemonnier) and La Clochette (Anseaume).





F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 91

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