Les Nègres

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Les Nègres ("The Negroes") A comedy in one act and in prose by Edme-Louis Billardon de Sauvigny (1738-1812)[1]

Not to be confused with De Negers ("The Negroes") by Von Kotzebue (1796)

The original text

Performed "A L'Occasion De La Paix" ("Peace of Paris") in 1783. Published by the author, 1783.

Performances in South Africa

1804: There is a slight possibility that this may have been the play performed in the original French under the title Les trois Africaines by Het Fransche Liefhebbery Geselschap ("The French Amateur Company"), on 23 June 1804 (with Le Médecin Malgré Lui). The source for the 1804 production, F.C.L. Bosman (1928, p.90), unfortunately provides no details about the author or of the play's contents.

See Les Trois Africaines.


Text of Les Nègres, Google Books[2]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 90

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