Der Advokat

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Der Advokat is a play in five acts ("Schauspiel in fünf Aufzügen") by Felix Philippi (1851-1921)[1].

Not to be confused with Die Advokaten (1801) by August Wilhelm Iffland.

The original text

Published in Leipzig by Reclam, ca. 1885.

Performed in Weimar at the Hoftheater, 8 January, 1887.

Translations and adaptations

Probably the basic source for the English melodrama Jim the Penman (1886) by Charles Lawrence Young (1839-1887)[2].

Performance history in South Africa


The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 2 Dec 1886[3]

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays

Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays

Return to PLAYS III: Collections

Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances

Return to South African Festivals and Competitions

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page