Bertram, or The Castle of St. Aldobrand

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Bertram, or The Castle of St. Aldobrand is a five-act tragedy by Charles Robert Maturin (1782-1824)[1]. (Also referred to in some sources as "Rev. C. R. Maturin")

The original text

Produced in London at the Drury Lane Theatre, 1816. Published in London by John Murray, 1816.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1831: A production by the All the World's a Stage was apparently planned as part of the year's programme for the company in Cape Town, but apparently never took place that year.

1833: A production in Cape Town by All the World's a Stage took place on 30 March, as benefit for Mrs Westcott, with H. Booth as "Bertram" and Mrs Westcott as "Imogene". The afterpiece was S. Penley's The Sleeping Draught, or A Calf to be Killed!!! (sic).

1837: A production in Cape Town by the Private Amateur Company (now referred to as the English Amateur Company) was planned for 11 September 1837, but for a number of reasons postponed a few times and finally performed 18 September 1837, in the Cape Town Theatre, with Past Ten O'clock and a Rainy Night (Dibdin) as afterpiece.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 207, 215, 225.

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