Betsy Jane

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Betsy Jane is an unidentified theatrical work by an anonymous author.

The original text

It is quite possibly an adapted version of either My Precious Betsy or Betsy Baker!, or Too Attentive by Half, two one-act farces written by John Maddison Morton (1812-1854))[1], first performed in 1850.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1871: A performance by this name was presented by the visiting D'Arcy Read Theatrical Company in the Cape Town Gardens, on 27 November, as part of a "Grand Fête Champêtre" they did there, the other acts also including Ghost Illusions by D'Arcy Read.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.251, 267

William Groom. 1899-1900. Drama in Cape Town. Cape Illustrated Magazine, 10(4): 478-481, 517-520, 547-552, 580-584, 640-643, 670-672, 706-708.

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