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Abdullah is a comic opera by Oscar Weil (1839/40?-1921)[1].

The original text

No such text can be found to date, but it may conceivably have been a pirated/adapted version of The Seraglio, a comic opera in two acts by Charles Dibdin (1745-1814)[], which features a character called "Abdallah".

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1885: Billed as "an extravaganza" it was performed at the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, produced by Mr H.C. Sidney and partner Mr H.J. Fiedler during the course of the year.



D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 381.

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