Electra in a New Electric Light
Electra in a New Electric Light is an extravaganza in one act by Francis Talfourd (1828-1862).
The original text
A burlesque version of Electra, with an overture and incidental music composed by Mr Spillane, it was first performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, on April 25, 1859. Published in London by T.H. Lacy, [1859?]
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1859: Performed by the Cape Town Dramatic Club in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 31 August, billed as "Magnificent Classical Extravaganza". Also on the programme was Victims by Tom Taylor and a performance of the brass band of the 59th Regiment.
1859: Repeated ("by special request") by the Cape Town Dramatic Club in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 7 September, along with Nothing Venture, Nothing Win (Coyne) and a performance of the brass band of the 59th Regiment.
Facsimile version of the 1859 edition by Lacy, Hathi Trust Digital Library
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