Die Zauberin Sidonia

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Die Zauberin Sidonia is a four-act historical German play by Heinrich Zschokke (1771–1848)[1].

The original text

Published in Berlin by Friedrich Maurer, 1798.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch Martinus Gerardus Engelman (1772-1823)[2] and published in Amsteldam by H. van Kesteren, 1799.

Performances in South Africa

1851: Performed in Dutch, in the translation by Engelman, on 23 October 1851 by Tot Oefening en Vermaak in the Garrison Theatre, with as afterpiece De Kalkoen van Breda (Van Ray) , as a charity performance in aid of those who suffered as a resurt of the "Kaffir War" of 1851.

1851: Repeated in Dutch by Tot Oefening en Vermaak on 13 November, again in the Garrison Theatre in Cape Town, this time with De Geveinsde Zotheid door Liefde (Regnard)as afterpiece .





F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 455.

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