Siegfried van Hohenwart

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Siegfried van Hohenwart is a five-act play by Marten Westerman (1775-1852)[1].

The original text

First published in Den Haag by J.C. Leeuwestyn in 1800. Later re-published by Van Kesteren.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1848: First performed by Hoop en Trouw on 24th November, 1848 in the Hope Street Theatre, Cape Town, with a " Divertissement" and Sans Quartier, of Het Vergenoegen Overtreft den Rykdom (Anon).

1871: Performed by Kunst en Vlyt in the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Cape Town on 4 July and 1 August, with De Nachtwacht (Körner)

1876: Performed by De Eendracht in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town on 10 August, with Arlequin by Toeval, of Eene Weldaad Blijft Nooit Onbeloond (Sewrin and Vreedenberg), with a backdrop created by R.S. Cooper.

1882: Performed by De Eendracht in the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town, on 18 April and 19 May, with Een Nacht op Straat (Van Hoogheem).


Facsimile version of a review of the published text in Van der Kroe, 1801. Vaderlandsche letter-oefeningen of tijdschrift van kunsten en wetenschappen, Volume 1: Google E-book[2]

Facsimile version of the second edition by Van Kesteren, 1843: Google E-book[3]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp.453, 497

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.448-450,

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