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[[Liefhebbery Tooneel]] [[Dutch]] term equivalent to [[Amateur Theatre]], also written as [[Liefhebbery Toneel]], especially in [[Cape-Dutch]]. Used as a generic term, but also as the name for a specific venue.
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=As general term=
 
 
 
 
 
[[Liefhebbery Tooneel]] is the [[Dutch]] name for "Amateur Theatre". In adapted form, i.e. as  [[Liefhebbery Toneel]], this was adopted by early [[Afrikaans]]. Later [[Afrikaans]] began to use [[Amateur Toneel]] or [[Amateur Teater]] as terms in general use.
 
 
 
 
 
'''See more under [[Amateur]]'''
 
 
 
= [[Liefhebbery Tooneel]]: A Cape Town theatre =
 
 
 
The name  [[Liefhebbery Tooneel]] was given to a theatre which the amateur company [[Tot Nut en Vermaak]]  opened in Hope Street, Cape Town  in 1825, as an alternative venue to the [[Afrikaansche Schouwburg]]. It was also referred to as the [[Liefhebbery Toneel]] and [[Kaapsche Liefhebbery Tooneel]] on occasion.
 
 
 
It was this society's exclusive venue until 1834 (with the exception of sporadic appearances by English companies). Later the children’s dramatic society [[Tot Oefening en Vermaak]] played there (from 1835-1836) and from 1834 to 1838 the venue was also used by [[C.E. Boniface]]'s [[Vlyt en Kunst]]. From 1837, [[Tot Oefening en Vermaak]] played there. Also referred to as the [[Amateur Theatre]], or often bilingually as the [[Liefhebbery Tooneel-Amateur Theatre]], depending on the company using it.
 
 
 
It was later known as both the [[Hope Street Theatre]] and (from 1846, when it was overhauled) the [[Victoria Theatre]], under which names it continued to exist until 1851. It was also briefly known as the [[Sans Souci Theatre]] in 1848, when [[Theatre de L’Union]] played there.
 
 
 
The [[Liefhebbery Tooneel]] should however not be confused with another venue also situated in Hope Street, and briefly used in 1849, which was known as [[Haupt’s Warehouse]] or [[Haupt's Theatre]]. (Bosman, 1928;) [JH]
 
 
 
== Sources ==
 
 
 
Bosman, 1928, [JH]
 
 
 
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