The original text
A play about Catharine Howard, Queen and consort of Henry VIII, King of England. First performed in Paris at the Théâtre de la Parte Saint-Martin on 2 June, 1834, and published by Charpentier, Paris, 1834
Translations and adaptations
Translated and adapted into English as a three-act historical play called Catherine Howard, or The Throne, the Tomb and the Scaffold by William E. Suter (1811?-1882). First performed in English at the Surrey Theatre, London in 1858, and the only available published version appears to be no 55 of De Witt's Acting Plays, published in 1870 by Robert M. de Witt in New York, the author being given as William D. Suter.
Suter's play sometimes also referred to simply as Catherine Howard .
Performance history in South Africa
1863: Performed as Catherine Howard, or The Throne, the Tomb and the Scaffold in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town by the 11th Regiment on 22 and 29 January, with Catching a Mermaid (Coyne).
1863: Performed as Catherine Howard, or The Throne, the Tomb and the Scaffold in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town by the 11th Regiment on 3 May, with The Irish Tutor (Butler).
Facsimile version of the original French edition , Google E-book
Facsimile version of the De Witt edition of the Suter English text, The Internet Archive
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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