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Uitgaan ("Going out") is a Dutch play in four acts by "Glanor" (pseudonym of Hugo Beijerman, also known as Hugo Beyerman, 1836-1913)

The original text

A glorification of family life, it was hailed as a work of considerable literary merit which had quite an influence on the language and performance style of Dutch theatre at the time. First performed on 15 March 1873 at the society De Vereeniging, 's-Gravenhage, by a theatre company from Rotterdam, directed by the author himself, and thereafter invited to the Nederland Schouwburg, Amsterdam, opening on 13 May 1874. After this the play was seen at most of the larger centres in the Netherlands.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into German, it was performed at the Weimar Hoftheater in 1874.

Performance history in South Africa

1895: Twice performed as Uitgaan in Pretoria in this year, probably by the Rederijkerskamer Onze Taal. (In his report on it, F.C.L. Bosman, 1980: p. 484, seemingly unaware of Glanor's play, suggests this may have been a version of the play Ik Inviteer mijn Kolonel by Labiche and Marc-Michel.)


Gerd Aage Gillhoff. 2013. The Royal Dutch Theatre at the Hague 1804–1876. Springer: p. 84[1]



F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.484

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