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Fedora is a farce by Victorien Sardou (1831-1908)[1].

The original text

The play dealt with nihilism, Fédora was written expressly for Sarah Bernhardt and was first produced in Paris at the Theatre du Vaudeville on December 11, 1882

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English by Herman Merivale, and performed in 1883.

Adapted by Umberto Giordano as an opera also entitled Fedora.

Performance history in South Africa

1884-5: Performed by the Henry Harper Company in the new Theatre Royal, Cape Town, as part of Henry Harper's first season as lessee and manager of the venue.



Transcript of Sardou and the Sardou plays, the The Internet Archive[2]

D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.325

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