Le Savetier et le Financier, ou Contentement passe Richesse
Le Savetier et le Financier, ou Contentement passe Richesse ("The cobbler and the financier, or contentment is more valuable than wealth") is a one act "comédie-vaudeville" by Jean Frans Merle Jean-Toussaint Merle (1789–1852) and Nicolas Brazier (1783-1838).
The original text
First performed in the Théâtre des Variétés in Paris on 4 March 1815, and published by Barba, 1815.
Translations and adaptations
Translated into Dutch as Sans Quartier, of Het Vergenoegen Overtreft den Rykdom ("Sans Quartier, or or contentment is more valuable than wealth" - the main title taken from the name of the cobbler in the play, "Sans Quartier" - "without giving quarter", "ruthless").
Performance history in South Africa
1849: Performed in Dutch by the same company (now renamed Tot Oefening en Vermaak) on 4 September in the Hoopstraat-Skouburg (Hope Street Theatre) in Cape Town, as afterpiece to De Deserteur (Von Kotzebue).
Facsimile version of the third edition of the French text, Google E-book
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