Pierrot, ou Le Diamant Perdu

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Pierrot, ou Le Diamant Perdu is a French vaudeville in 2 acts by Marc-Antoine Madeleine Désaugiers (1772-1827)[1] and Michel-Joseph Gentil de Chavagnac (1769-1846)[2]

The original text

First performed at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris (France) on 11 March, 1813. Published by Barba, Paris in 1813.

Translations and adaptations

Freely translated into Dutch as Meester Vink, of De Vermiste Diamant by C. Alex van Raij (also known as C.A. van Ray or Carel Alexander van Ray, 1780-1842)[3] in 1813. Published by Abraham Mars, Amsterdam in 1813, the French original credited to "Desaugiers and Gentil".

South African performances

1834: Performed in Dutch as Meester Vink, of De Vermiste Diamant by Tot Nut en Vermaak in the De Liefhebbery Tooneel on 2 August, as an afterpiece to the tragedy Frederik de Groote te Spandau, of Het Lasterschrift (Duperche and Dorvo) and accompanied by a ballet. Ballet and music arranged by C.E. Boniface ), and music directed by W. Boonzaayer.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 147;



"Théatre de Désaugiers" in the Internet Archive[5]

Facsimile version of the original 1813 French text, Google E-Book[6]

Facsimile version of the original 1813 Dutch text, Google E-Book[7]


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