Les Plaideurs

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Les Plaideurs ("The Litigants) is a comedy in three acts by Jean Racine (1639–1699)[1]

The original text

Inspired by The Wasps[2] by Aristophanes, the non-political French farce was written in 1668, first performed late in 1668 at the Hôtel de Bourgogne in Paris and published in 1669. It is the only comedy Racine wrote.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1809: Produced in French by C.E. Boniface with the French Amateur Company on 22 February in the African Theatre, with Le Derviche (De Saint-Foix).




F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 125, 171

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