An Alarming Sacrifice

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An Alarming Sacrifice is a farce in one act by John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879)[1].

The original text

First performed in London at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on July 12, 1849, and published by the National Acting Drama Office in that year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1860: Produced by Sefton Parry on 1 March in the The Cape Town Theatre in Harrington Street with Jane Lomax (Stirling) and La Yolta Arragonaise (a dance by Lizzie Powell) as an interlude.

1860: Produced by Sefton Parry on 22 March in the The Cape Town Theatre in Harrington Street with The Dream at Sea, or The Cornish Wheelers (Buckstone).

1861: Produced by Sefton Parry on 21 October in the The Cape Town Theatre in Harrington Street with Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp.

1862: Produced by Sefton Parry in Cape Town 18 March in the The Cape Town Theatre in Harrington Street with the "grand Comic pantomime " of Jack the Giant-Killer, or Harlequin King Arthur and Queen of the Fairy Bees (Byron?).

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Baldwin_Buckstone

Facsimile version of the 1849 published text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 79, 99, 111.

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