De Eerste April

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De Eerste April ("The first of April") is a Dutch two-act comedy, including songs , by Marten Westerman (1775-1852)[1].

Original text

Published in 1818 by M. Westerman in Amsterdam.

Performances in South Africa

1830: Performed by Tot Nut en Vermaak on 23rd April, in Cape Town, as an afterpiece to De Bruidskroon, of De Droomverskyning (Cuno).

1847: Performed once more by Tot Nut en Vermaak en Door Yver Vruchtbaar on 30th April, 1847, as an afterpiece to De Ortenbergsche Familie (Vreedenberg).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 243; 451

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