Les Amans Malheureux, ou Le Comte de Comminge

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Les Amans Malheureux, ou Le Comte de Comminge is a French verse drama in 3 acts by Baculard d'Arnaud (1718–1805)[1].

The original text

Based on the Mémoires du Comte de Comminge by, the play was published in Paris and The Hague by L’Escalapart, in 1764.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed as Lucretia Borgia by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on


Facsimile version of Les Amans Malheureux, ou Le Comte de Comminge’’, drame en 3 actes et en vers, précédé d'un discours préliminaire et suivi des Mémoires du comte de Comminge (par Baculard d'Arnaud), Gallica[2]


Claudine Alexandrine Guérin de Tencin, The History of the Count de Comminge, translated by Charlotte Lennox (edited by Marianna D’Ezio) Cambridge Scholars Publishing: pp. 1-3, [https://books.google.co.za/books?id=agIrBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA2&lpg=PA2&dq=Le+Comte+de+Comminges+by+Baculard+d%27Arnaud&source=bl&ots=im4hbHRp5l&sig=ACfU3U3K1ZPc7tArEvFSrdTyaBLDsGJI5A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiv7ZSnupzmAhW1TxUIHRokBHEQ6AEwEnoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Le%20Comte%20de%20Comminges%20by%20Baculard%20d'Arnaud&f=false

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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