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Jean-Marie is a one act drama in verse by André Theuriet (1833–1907)[1]

The original text

First performed in Paris, at the Théâtre de l'Odéon, on 11 October, 1871.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English as Jean Marie: A Play in One Act by Barrett H. Clark and published by S. French, 1915

Translated into Dutch by an unknown author. Nothing is known of the Dutch version, except that a performance of a dramatic sketch called Jean Marie (no author mentioned), with a work called "Genraalsvrouwtje" (probably Het Generaalsvrouwtje by Henri t'Sas), is recorded by the Rederijkerskamer 'Nut en Genoegen' te Holwierde on 14 January, 1921.

Performance history in South Africa

1908: Performed in Dutch as Jean Marie by Onze Taal in the Empress Theatre, Pretoria, on 18 June (the author's name wrongly given as "Theurieb" by Bosman, 1980:485). Also performed were De Boezemvriend(Praga) and Voor het Diner (Simons-Mees).


Lijst van gespeelde stukken, Rederijkerskamer 'Nut en Genoegen' te Holwierde, 1892 - 1997, De Groninger Archieven[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.485.

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