Launen und Herzensgüte

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Launen und Herzensgüte ("Whims and kindheartedness") is a German comedy in three acts by Christoph Heinrich Bindseil (1767-1799)[1].

The original text

Written in association with Friedrich Ludwig Schröder (1744-1816)[2], the play was published in Dortmund 1798.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as Luim en Goedhartigheid ("Whim and kindheartedness") by Matthias Bode and published in Amsterdam by G. Roos, 1801.

Performance history in South Africa

1825: Performed in the Dutch translation on 9 July, 1825 by Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense, Cape Town, with Het Misverstand, of Elk is Een Dief in Zyne Nering (by "K")


Facsimile version of the 1801 Dutch version: Google E-book[3]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 284

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