Vader en Zoon

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Vader en Zoon is a Dutch play in five acts by Jan Hendrik Ankersmit (1825 - 1876)[1].

The original text

A play about the family of Kaiser Frederik Willem I, based on and translated from an unknown German original into Dutch as Vader en Zoon and published in Zwolle by S.H. ten Cate, 1870.

It is not a translation of any one of the number of other works by a similar title, e.g Roderich. Vater und Sohn by J.Schibelt (1783), Väter und Söhne (various versions based on the 1861 novel by Ivan Turgenev) or Vater und Sohn by Gustav Esmann(1908).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1874: Produced in Dutch as Vader en Zoon by the amateur company Aurora II on 9 April in the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town, with as afterpiece Een Oude Rat in de Val (J. Schuitemaker).


Facsimile version of the 1870 Dutch translation, Google E-book[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.469

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