Die Schlaue Wittwe, Oder, Die Temperamente

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Die Schlaue Wittwe, Oder, Die Temperamente ("The clever widow, or the temperaments") is a German farce in one act by August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue (1761-1819)[1].

The original text

Also published in Vienna in 1803,

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as De Temperamenten by Barth Rekker, J. vander Stam Published Pieter Johannes Uylenbroek, 1797

According to Bosman (1928) it was also translated as De Listige Weduwe, of De Temperamenten or simply De Listige Weduwe.

Performance history in South Africa

1823: Produced in the Dutch translation by the amateur company Tot Nut en Vermaak on 2 August in the African Theatre, as afterpiece to De Militaire Stand (Arresto). According to Bosman, (1928:p.235) it appeared under the title De Listige Weduwe ("The devious widow").

1833: Performed in Dutch as De Listige Weduwe, of De Temperamenten by "Het Nieuw Stellenbossche Tooneel Gezelschap" ("The new Stellenbosch Theatre Company") Door Yver Vruchtbaar, in the Stellenbosch "Schouwburg" (theatre) on 26 October, with De Kluizenaar op Formentera (Von Kotzebue).

1833: Performed again in Stellenbosch as De Listige Weduwe, of De Temperamenten by "Het Nieuw Stellenbossche Tooneel Gezelschap" ("The new Stellenbosch Theatre Company") Door Yver Vruchtbaar, in the local "Schouwburg" (theatre) on 7 November, with De Kluizenaar op Formentera (Von Kotzebue).

1846: Performed in Dutch as De Listige Weduwe, of De Temperamenten by the combined company, Het Privaat Hollandsch Tooneellievend Gezelschap playing under the combined motto Tot Nut en Vermaak en Door Yver Vruchtbaar, in the Hope Street Theatre, Cape Town on 18 August, as afterpiece to Valvaise en Adelaide, of De Zegepraal der Vriendschap over de Liefde (Wisselius).

1851: Performed in Dutch as De Listige Weduwe, of De Temperamenten by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst on 9 October in the Drury Lane Theatre, Cape Town, with Nathan van Geneve (Warnsinck).

Sources

Facsimile of the Dutch text, Google Books[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_von_Kotzebue

https://archive.org/details/dieschlauewittwe00kotz

http://www.biblio.com/die-schlaue-wittwe-oder-by-von-kotzebue-august/work/2617585

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 235, 254, 450, 456

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