A Comical Countess
The original text
First performed in the Lyceum Theatre, London, under the management of Madam Vestris and in New York at Burton's Theatre on 1 January, 1858. Published in London by Thomas Hailes as Lacy's Acting Edition in 1866 and in New York by Robert M. De Witt.
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Performance history in South Africa
1868: First performed in the old Oddfellows Hall Cape Town by the Le Roy and Duret Company on 14 May (and referred to as a "Beautiful Comedietta"), along with The Lady and the Devil (Clarence) and act 3 of The Octoroon (Boucicault)
1868: Performed as part of the farewell benefit for Le Roy and Duret company, in the old St Aloysius Hall, Cape Town , (though wrongly attributed to "C. Matthews" as author) on 14 August, along with a concert by the Harper-Leffler-Hirst Company and songs and poetry readings, etc. by C.L. van Vloten, E.T. Cooke and Mr Hutchinson. Madame Duret also delivered a farewell address.
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