Maljan onder die Hoenders

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Maljan onder die Hoenders ("Mad Jan among the chickens") is a Dutch-Afrikaans one-act farce by Melt Brink (1842–1925).

Also found as Mal-Jan onder die Hoenders

The original text

Published by J.H. de Bussy (Pretoria) and HAUM (Cape Town) in 1906, reprinted 1911, 1915, 1918, 1924.

Translations and adaptations

It was played as a replacement by director Johann Nel for the original Die Egskeiding in a production of Robert Mohr's text for Ons Hou Konsert.


1906(?): Performed as Mal-Jan onder die Hoenders by Aurora in Cape Town

1989: Performed as Maljan onder die Hoenders as part of Ons Hou Konsert as produced by Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch in the H.B. Thom Theatre in May. It was played as a replacement for the original Die Egskeiding which Robert Mohr had used.


P.J. du Toit, 1988. Amateurtoneel in Suid-Afrika. Pretoria: Academica

"Volksteater te proe op Stellenbosch", 1989. Die Burger[1]

A photocopy of the 1981 DALRO text of Ons Hou Konsert, with the addition of a typed copy of Maljan onder die Hoenders, found in the Stellenbosch Drama Department archives in 2022.

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