A Country Girl

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A Country Girl is a musical play in two acts by James T. Tanner (1858-1915)[1].

Though its full title is A Country Girl, or Town and Country , it is generally referred to by the shorter title.

Not to be confused with Town and Country, or Which is Best? by Thomas Morton (1807).

The original text

Written by James T. Tanner (1858-1915)[2]. , with lyrics by Adrian Ross (1859-1933)[3], additional lyrics by Percy Greenbank (1878-1968)[4], music by Lionel Monckton (1861-1924)[5] and additional songs by Paul Rubens (1875–1917)[6], the musical opened at Daly's Theatre in London, managed by George Edwardes, on 18 January 1902.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1903: Performed in the Good Hope Theatre, Cape Town, by a company that included Myles Clifton, Victor Gouriet, Maud Marsland, Gertie Lester and Norah Brocklebank, brought to South Africa by the Wheeler Theatre Company.

1929: Performed by the Krugersdorp Municipal Dramatic and Operatic Society, starring E. Tiffin.

1939: Produced by Aida Egan for the East London Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society in 1939. Musical director E.R. Goodactre, ballet mistress Irene Crawford.

June 17 - 19, 1948: Performed by Pemads in the Port Elizabeth City Hall.




The South African Theatre, Music and Dance 1(1), 1939.

The Daily Advertiser, Port Elizabeth, June 17, 1948.

The Daily Advertiser, Port Elizabeth, June 12, 1948.

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 416

P.J. du Toit. 1988. Amateurtoneel in Suid-Afrika. Pretoria: Academica Uitgewers

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