Cramond Brig, or The Gudeman o' Ballangrich

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Cramond Brig, or The Gudeman o' Ballangrich is a drama in two acts by William Henry Murray (1790-1852)[1]

Also found as Cramond Brig, or The Gudeman of Ballangrich and The Gude Man of Ballangeich.

The original text

Said to be a dramatization of The Miller of Mansfield, a tale about King James V by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)[2], contained in his Tales of a Grandfather.

The play was first performed in Edinburgh on 27 February, 1826 and in London in 1831. Published by Dicks.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed as Cramond Brig, or The Gudeman of Ballangrich in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by Leroy and Duret, in association with Alfred Ray, on 12 November in the Theatre Royal in Harrington Street, along with a performance of A Bachelor of Arts (Hardwicke). It was a benefit performance for Mr T. Brazier and Mrs Brazier.

1867: Performed as Cramond Brig, or The Gudeman of Ballangrich on 5 February in the Theatre Royal in Harrington Street, as part of a "Special Bespeak: Grand Fashionable Night" by "Le Roy's Original Company", with The Green Bushes and a "Negro Song and Dance" by A. Ray.

Sources

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

Allardyce Nicoll. 1930. A History of Early Ninteenth Century Drama 1800-1850. Volume II. Cambridge University Press, p. 355.[3]

https://www.edinburghexpert.com/blog/james-v-and-the-hero-of-cramond-brig

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 213-220.

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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