Louis XI

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Louis XI (1832) is a verse tragedy in 5 acts by Casimir Delavigne (1793–1843)[1]

The original text

First performed in Paris at the Le Théatre Français by the Comédiens Ordinaires du Roi on 11 February 1832, and published there by Barba in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Translated and adapted into Dutch as Lodewijk XI (Louis XI) by Hendrik Jan Schimmel (1823-1906)[2]

Translated and adapted into English as Louis XI by Dion Boucicault (1820–1890)[3], produced by him at London's Princess's Theatre and published privately by John K. Chapman (London, 1855).

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Segments from the tragedy were performed in Cape Town by Aurora II in Dutch as Lodewijk XI on 3 October.

Sources

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008427346

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casimir_Delavigne

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrik_Jan_Schimmel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dion_Boucicault

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 457-460.

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