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).


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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