Théâtre à l'Usage des Jeunes Personnes, ou Théâtre de l'Éducation

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Théâtre à l'Usage des Jeunes Personnes, ou Théâtre de l'Éducation ("Theatre for use by young people, or theatre for education"), is a standard collection of short plays for children by Madame De Genlis (1746–1830) [1], first published in Paris in 4 volumes, by Lambert et Baudoin, 1779-1780.

Translated into Dutch by J. Suasso de Lima for use by himself and other teachers and directors. F.C.L. Bosman (1928) refers to De Genlis's collection rather idiosyncratically as Le Théâtre des Enfans (i.e. Le Théâtre des Enfants - "The theatre for children") and also mentions another collection translated by De Lima as De Vriend der Kinderen ("The children's friend"), which he (or De Lima) claimed to be an original German collection. However it is far more likely that both titles simply refer to De Genlis monumental work.

De Lima's version was apparently published in 8 volumes.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 270, 346

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