Tante Trui, Een Liefdesgeschiedenis

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Tante Trui, Een Liefdesgeschiedenis ("Aunt Trui, A history of love") is a popular Dutch one-act farce by Arnold (Nicolaas Arnoldus Wijnstok, 1830-1878)[1].

Also referred to simply as Tante Trui.

A popular name in Dutch, the word "trui" actually means "jersey" or "pullover"(also in Afrikaans), though it is more likely that the name "Trui" is here used as an abbreviated form for a full name such as "Gertruida".

The original text

Possibly based on the folksong Tante Trui en Tante Toosje

Published in Amsterdam by P.M. van der Made in 1862.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed by Aurora II on 4 July

1869: Performed by Aurora II in the Wynberg Aided School, Wynberg, Cape Town in August, as an afterpiece to H.W. Teengs's locally written Dutch play Willem Nel.


Deelbeschrijving: 52.172 Arnold. Tante Trui. Amsterdam, P.M. van der Made, 1862, p. 25. [2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 457-460.

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