Le Projet Manqué, ou Arlequin Taquin
Le Projet Manqué, ou Arlequin Taquin is a one act play by François-Georges Desfontaines (1733-1825) (also known as Desfontaines-Lavallée), Pierre-Yves Barré (1749 -1832) and Jean-Baptiste Radet ( 1752-1830).
The original text
A parody of A.V. Arnault's contemporaneous tragedy Lucrèce, it was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre du Vaudeville, on Friday 18 May, 1792. Published in Paris by Brunet.
South African performances
1809: Performed in French by the French Company led by Charles Etienne Boniface, on 7 April in the African Theatre, Cape Town, with La Paysanne Curieuse (Framery) and Les Troubadours (Floquet).
F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. : pp. 125,
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