The Constant Couple, or A Trip to the Jubilee

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The Constant Couple, or A Trip to the Jubilee is a comedy by George Farquhar (1677–1707)[1].

Often referred to simply as The Constant Couple.

The play

Written in 1699 and performed to acclaim at the Drury Lane Theatre, London in 1700. It was followed this by writing a sequal Sir Harry Wildair (1701).

Translations and adaptations

A German translation and adaptation was done by Friedrich Ludwig Schröder under the title Der Ring. First performed in 1783 in Vienna. (Schröder also translated Farquhar's sequel, Sir Harry Wildair, as Der Ring, oder die unglückliche Ehe durch Delikatesse.)

A Dutch translation, based on that of Schröder and entitled De Ring, was apparently done by an anonymous author early in the 18th century.

Performances in South Africa

1836: A Dutch translation, entitled De Ring (credited to Schröder, so probably based on his German version) was produced in Stellenbosch on 4 June 1836 by Door Yver Vruchtbaar, with as afterpiece De Wonder Doctor (Molière).


Norbert Greiner, Lach-und Sprachkulturen: Socio-kulturelle varianten bei der Überzetsingen englisher Lustspiele ins Deutsche im 18. Jahrhundert in Europäische Komödie im übersetzerischen Transfer (edited by Fritz Paul, Wolfgang Ranke, Brigitte Schultze): p. 46 - Google Books[2]

Der Ring oder die unglückliche Ehe durch Delikatesse, Google Books[3]

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