Makin, of De Ontdekking van Madera

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A play by Abraham Louis Barbaz (1770 – 1833)

The original text

Based on a 1777 story by by Baculard d'Arnaud entitled Makin, Anecdote Anglaise (published by Delalain, 1777/Moutard 1781). The play first performed (?) and published by P. J. Uylenbroeck,1800.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1822: Performed in Dutch in the African Theatre, Cape Town on 23 November by Tot Nut en Vermaak, with as De Lotery Briefjes(Bingley) and Het Losse Schot (Von Kotzebue).

1823: Performed in Dutch in the African Theatre, Cape Town on 18 June by Tot Nut en Vermaak, with a "Groot Concert" ("Great Concert") entitled [[De Batailje van Waterloo, of La Belle Alliance.


Facsimile of the original text [1] Gilbert Van De Louw, 1969. Baculard d'Arnaud, romancier ou vulgarisateur: pp. 138-144[2]

Facsimile of the d’Arnaud story, in Epreuves du sentiment, par M. d'Arnaud.1781 (Google eBook)['Arnaud&f=false]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928: pp. 234-5 Go to ESAT Bibliography

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