Christmas Eve, or The Duel in the Snow

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Christmas Eve, or The Duel in the Snow is a domestic drama in three acts by Edward Fitzball (1792-1873)[]

The original text

First produced at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on March 12th, 1860 and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1875: Performed in the Bijou Theatre, Cape Town by Disney Roebuck and his company, with La Somnambula (It was billed as a "sensation drama" and, somewhat illogically, the title given by Bosman, 1980, is Christmas Eve, or The Duck in the Snow - surely a typing error.)


Online Books by Edward Fitzball, The Online Books Page[1]

Facsimile version of the Lacy text, HathiTrust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 324, 328

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