Retief Gewroken

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Retief Gewroken ("Retief avenged") is a locally written play in Dutch by H.W. Teengs (fl. 1860-1890).

The original text

Based on a historical event[1], it is a follow up piece to Teeng's earlier work De Moord van Dingaan aan Pieter Retief ("Dingaan's murder of Pieter Retief"), dealing with the same set of events. The play was written for and performed by Aurora|Aurora II]] and very popular, but the text was never published.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1870: First performed in the Germania Hall, Cape Town, by Aurora II on 12 July, with Het Spook (Brink).

1870: Repeated by Aurora II on 26 July, in the Germania Hall, with Liefde, Vriendschap en List (T. van der Stempel).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.460, 465,

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