Minna von Barnhelm

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Minna von Barnhelm (1767)[1] is a comedy by German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic Gotthold E. Lessing [2] (1729-1781).

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by J.F.W. Grosskopf, entitled Altyd My Liefste. Unpublished.

Translated into English by Otto Heller entitled Minna von Barnhelm; or, Soldier’s fortune. Published in New York by H. Holt and company, 1917.

Performance history in South Africa

1948: Produced under the title Altyd My Liefste ["Always my Love"] at the Little Theatre in Cape Town by NTO in its opening season (performing in tandem with Dear Brutus) in January 1948. Directed by Truida Pohl, it starred André Huguenet, Esme Celliers, Emgee Pretorius, Siegfried Mynhardt, Gert van den Bergh, Oswald van Blerk, Dan Welman, Ellie Swersky, Georgie Linder, Enone Murray. Lighting by Harry Ligoff. The NTO production had 134 performances on its tour through the country, closing in Johannesburg in July 1948.




André Huguenet, 1950

Ludwig Binge, 1969

Inskip, 1977. p 21.

Theatre programme (NTO).

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