Evadne, or The Statue

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Evadne, or The Statue is a tragedy in 5 acts by R. Sheil. (Richard Lalor Shiel, 1791-1851)[1].

The original text

The plot of Sheil's play was based on J. Shirley's tragedy The Traitor (performed 1631, published 1635)[2], and was first performed at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden, February 10th, 1819. Published in London by W. Clowes, 1819, W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1821.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1833: Performed in the African Theatre Cape Town by the All the World's a Stage on 22 June 1833. It was part of a benefit evening for Mrs Black, which included also the 2 act farce The Deaf Lover, or How to cure the Gout (Pilon).



Facsimile version of the 1821 W. Simpkin and R. Marshall text, Internet Archive[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: p. 226.

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