Le Tableau Parlant

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Le Tableau Parlant ("The Talking Picture") is a French comédie-parade (or opéra comique[1], in one act with a libretto by Louis Anseaume (1821-1884)[2] and music by André Grétry (1741–1813)[3].

The original text

First performed on 20 September 1769 by the Comédiens Italiens Ordinaires du Roi, at the Hôtel de Bourgogne in Paris. Published by Duchesne in Paris.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1803: Performed in the African Theatre by the Het Fransche Liefhebbery Geselschap under the leadership of C.M. Villet on Saturday 13 August with Toinon et Toinette (Desboulmiers and Gossec).


Facsimile version of the original text, Google E-book[4]




F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [5]: pp. 88, 109, 110

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