Les Corbeaux

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Les Corbeaux is a French play in four acts by Henry Becque (1837-1899) [1].

The original text

A gritty realist play about the exploitation of the defenceless by the greedy, it was first performed at the Comédie-Française on 14 September, 1882. It was later revived at the Théâtre de l'Odéon on 3 November 1897.

Translations and adaptations

Translated from the French into Afrikaans by H.L. Gonin as Die Aasvoëls.

Performance history in South Africa

1950: Performed as Die Aasvoëls by Volksteater in Pretoria.



Undated newspaper clipping found in a scrapbook prepared by Sophie Snyman, student in Speech and Drama at the University of Stellenbosch, dated 1951.

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