Willem Nel is a locally written 4-act Dutch tragedy by H.W. Teengs (fl 1860-1890).
The original text
The play deals with an episode out of the history of the Border farmers (1815-1835).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1868: First performed in the hall of the Germania Liedertafel, Cape Town, by Aurora II on 2 July, with Een Hedendaagsch Duel (by "Giuseppe") as afterpiece.
1868: Performed by Aurora II in Paarl some time later in July , with the farce Niet of Graag (Andersen) as afterpiece.
1868: Performed in the hall of the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town by Aurora II on 28 July, as a benefit for Teengs, with the farce Niet of Graag (Andersen) as afterpiece.
1868: Performed by Aurora II in the Wynberg Aided School, Wynberg, Cape Town on 24 September.
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 460, 463
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