Éléonore de Rosalba, ou Le Confessional des Pénitens Noirs

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A French play in four acts by Pujos and J. Dabaytua.

The original French text

Described as a "drame nouveau en quatre actes" ("new drama in 4 acts"), its was published by Jean-Nicolas Barba in Paris in 1798.

Translations and adaptations

The Dutch version , Eleonora van Rosalba, of De Puinhopen van Paluzzi ("Eleonora of Rosalba, or the Ruins of Paluzzi"), translated by Johannes Kisselius and published in Amsterdam by Pieter Johannes Uylenbroek, 1799.

Performance history in South Africa

1831: Performed in Dutch by Tot Nut en Vermaak on 17 July , with Het Glas Water (Guttenberg) as afterpiece.

1844: Performed in Dutch on 2 August, by Hoop en Trouw en Tot Oefening en Vermaak in the Roeland Street Theatre, with De Kalkoen van Breda as afterpiece.

1853: Performed in Dutch on 8 September, by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst in the [Bree Street Theatre]], with De Nachtmerrie, of de Vampyr (based on the German Das Neue Sonntagskind by Perinet) as afterpiece.


Bosman, 1928: pp 243,447, 458



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