P. Van de Velde

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P. Van de Velde (fl. 1860-1870?) was a Dutch speaking translator and playwright .


Since no reference to an author by this name has yet been found in Dutch sources, Van de Velde may have been a Cape Town resident circa the 1860s and 1870s, and in that case probably a member of Aurora II, the society that first performed his texts in Cape Town.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

F.C.L. Bosman (1980) credits him as the author of a the Dutch tragedy De Oudste Zoon ('the eldest son") (read by Aurora II in 1868 and the translator of a French play by Scribe and Delavigne called L'Héritière (1834), as Het Testament ("the will").


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 463, 465,

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