Les Trois Chapeaux

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Les Trois Chapeaux ("The three hats") is a French comedy in three acts by by Alfred Hennequin (1842-1887)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Théâtre Royal des Galeries in Brussels in 1870 and in Paris at the Théâtre du Vaudeville on 31 August 1871. The text was published in Paris by Michel-Lévy frères, in 1871.

Translations and adaptations

Freely translated into Dutch as De Drie Hoeden ("The three hats") by A. Wijnstok (Nicolaas Arnoldus Wijnstok, 1830-1878)[2].

Performance history in South Africa

1891: Performed in Dutch as De Drie Hoeden by the rederijkerskamer Oefening Baart Kunst in the President Theatre, Pretoria in December (no author mentioned).




Ludwig Wilhelm Berthold Binge. 1969. Ontwikkeling van die Afrikaanse toneel (1832-1950). Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik.

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

P.J. du Toit. 1988. Amateurtoneel in Suid-Afrika. Pretoria: Academica.

Jill Fletcher. 1994. The Story of Theatre in South Africa: A Guide to its History from 1780-1930. Cape Town: Vlaeberg.

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