Napoleon Bonaparte, Eerste Konsul

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Napoleon Bonaparte, Eerste Konsul ("Napoleon Bonaparte, first consul") is a Dutch drama in five acts by H.J. Schimmel (Hendrik Jan Schimmel, 1823-1906)[1].

The Dutch Wikipedia gives the title as Napoleon Bonaparte, Eerste Consul

The original text

Written in 1851 and published by Loman & Reudler, 1851 and in Volume 1, and later in Schimmel's Dramatische Poëzy by Loman & Verster.

However, although published a number of times after the first edition, Schimmel only gave the leading actor and manager Anton Peters (1812-1872)[2] the rights to perform the play at the Amsterdamsche Stadsschouwburg in 1866.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1907: Performed in Dutch as Napoleon Bonaparte, Eerste Konsul by Ons Spreekuur in Stellenbosch, some time in August.


Facsimile version of the 1851 text, Google E-book[3]

Schimmel, H.J. (Hendrik Jan) 1823-1906, WorldCat Identities[4]

Jaarboek van de Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde, 1907. Levensbericht van Hendrik Jan Schimmel[5]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.481

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