Lohn der Wahrheit

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Lohn der Wahrheit ("Wages of the truth") is a German play in five acts by August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue (1761-1819)[1].

The original text

Performed in Weimar at the Hoftheater, 2 December, 1799. Published in Leipzig 1801 by Kummer in the collection Neue Schauspiele vol 5. Das neue Jahrhundert, Das Epigramm, Lohn der Wahrheit.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as Loon der Waarheid by Jan Steven van Esveldt Holtrop and published in Amsterdam by J. W. Smit, 1801.

Performances in South Africa

1845: Performed in Dutch as Loon der Waarheid by the combined company, Het Privaat Hollandsch Tooneellievend Gezelschap playing under the combined motto Tot Nut en Vermaak en Door Yver Vruchtbaar, in the Hope Street Theatre, Cape Town on 3 December, with as afterpiece Uilenspiegel (Lembert).





Facsimile of the 1801 Dutch version (Google E-Booke)[ http://books.google.co.za/books?id=Vq5PAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 449-450,

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