Le Sourd, ou l'Auberge pleine

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Le Sourd, ou l'Auberge pleine ("The Deaf, or the full hostel") is a French comedy in three acts by Desforges (Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Choudard, 1746–1806)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Théâtre de la Montansier, Paris, in 1790, and published in Paris "chez la citoyenne Toubon" in 1794-1795.

Translations and adaptations

Freely translated into Dutch by an anonymous author as De Doove, of Het Huis vol Volk, published by H. van Kesteren in Amsterdam in 1811.

Performance history in South Africa

1882: Performed in Dutch as De Doove, of Het Huis vol Volk by De Eendracht in the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town on 25 August, with De Wraak van Carlo (Anon)



Facsimile version of the original French text, Gallica[2]

Facsimile version of the Dutch text (2nd edition of 1811), google E-book[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.451

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