Ons Spreekuur

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Ons Spreekuur (literally: "Our Talking Hour") was a literary society.

The society

It was founded in Stellenbosch in 1895 to cultivate a love for Dutch literature and language and one of its activities was an annual concert at which plays were also performed. From 1916 onwards Afrikaans was also admitted.

Plays and other items performanced by Ons Spreekuur

1909: The four act drama Jan Masseur (Maaldrink) was performed in Stellenbosch on 6 and 13 August.

1919: A performance of De Hongaarsche Samenzwering ("The Hungarian Plot") by A.S.C. Wallis was done by them in Cape Town, under the patronage of the ANV (Algemeen Nederlandsch Verbond).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 9, 34, 482

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.482

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


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