Le Somnambule

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Le Somnambule is a one act French comedy in prose by Antoine de Fériol de Pont-de-Veyle.

Bosman (1928: p128) wrongly lists it as by "Pont-De-Vesle". (Pont-de-Veyle is listed as one of the editors of the Bibliothèque dramatique de Pont de Vesle by Bibliophile Jacob.)

The original text

First performed in Paris, at the Théâtre de la rue des Fossés Saint-Germain, on 19 January 1739.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Performed under the title Le Somnambule ou Orgia in Cape Town by students of Mr J. Riaux, under his direction, followed by the ballet De Liefdenest (Riaux and Meurant).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: p. 128

Wikipedia entry on Pont-de-veyle[2]

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