Die Soldaten

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Die Soldaten ("The soldiers") is a German play in five acts by Christlieb Georg Heinrich Arresto (pseudonym of Christlieb Georg Heinrich Burchardi: 1768-1817)[1]

The original text

Published in Hamburg in 1804.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as De Militaire Stand ("The military class"), and published in Leeuwarden by Wed. J.P. de Boij, 1805.

Performance history in South Africa

1823: Produced in the Dutch translation as De Militaire Stand by the amateur company Tot Nut en Vermaak on 2 August in the African Theatre, with De Listige Weduwe (Von Kotzebue).



Facsimile of De Militaire Stand, Google Books[2]

Facsimile of Die Soldaten, Google Books[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 235

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