Plaat-Stultjes Geselskap

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The Plaat-Stultjes Geselskap ("The Plaat-Stultjes Company") was a touring theatrical company founded by the actor Jean Plaat-Stultjes in 1930.

The tour started with four one-act plays, namely Die Brief van die Blinde Moeder ("The Letter of the Blind Mother"), Toorheksie van Geluk ("The little witch of happiness/good fortune"), Die Kaartjieknipper ("The ticket-taker ") and Arm Mans Rykdom (Poor Man's Riches"). They then continued with a number of sentimental pieces such as East Lynne, Wania, Die Teken van die Kruis ("The sign of the Cross"), In die Kloue van Satan ("In the claws of Satan") and Moederloos ("Motherless"). The plays were beautifully set in designs by Plaat-Stultjes himself.

The leader died unexpectedly of pneumonia in Vanrhynsdorp on 22 September 1934 and thus the company as such came to an end, though the plays were taken on further tours by some of the members, including Elsa Fouche and Tom Bierman.


Sources

Ludwig Binge, 1969

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See also Jean Plaat-Stultjes

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