Roland de Monglave

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Roland de Monglave is a French drama in four acts by Joseph-Marie Loaisel de Tréogate (1752-1812)[1].

The original text

First performed Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique[2], Paris, in January 1799.

Published by Barba (Paris) 1799.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch by Martinus Gerardus Engelman (1772-1823)[3] as Roland de Monglave, of De Zegepraal der Onschuld. This version published in Amsterdam by by H. Van Kesteren, 1800.

Performance history in South Africa

1837: Performed in Dutch in Cape Town on 12 August 1837 by Tot Oefening en Vermaak in the Liefhebbery Tooneel ("Amateur Theatre") with Monsieur Tonson (Montcrieffe, tr B.J. van der Sandt) as afterpiece.

1846: Performed in Dutch by Het Privaat Hollandsch Tooneellievend Gezelschap) in Cape Town in the Bree Street Theatre (cnr of Dorp Street), on 3 April 1846, with Het Misverstand, of Elk is een Dief in zyne Nering as an afterpiece.

1854: Performed in Dutch by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst in Cape Town in the Bree Street Theatre (cnr of Dorp Street), on 18 May 1854, with Het Bankroet van den Schoenlapper (Martainville, tr De Quack) as an afterpiece.

1876: Performed in Dutch by the rederijkerskamer De Eendracht in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, on 28 June, with De Nachtwacht (Körner).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 249, 450, 459

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 448-451.

"Engelburg (Marthinus Gerardus)" in Niew Nederlandsch Biografisch Wooredenboek (Molhuizen en Blok, 1918: Vol 4): Resources Huygens ING [5]

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