The Flowers of the Forest: A Gypsy Story
Also found simply as The Flowers of the Forest
The original text
A play about the trial of an innocent gentleman, Alfred, for a murder that was really committed by a Gypsy boy, Lemuel.
First performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London in 1847 and at the Howard Athenaeum, Boston, in 1849 and The Bowery Theatre, 1852. Published in London as no.1002 of Dicks' standard plays (1847?) and in New York by Samuel French in 1855(?)
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1861: Performed as The Flowers of the Forest by the Sefton Parry and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 17 and 20 June with King's Gardener, or Nipped in the Bud (Selby) and a dance by Lizzie Powell.
1876: Performed as The Flowers of the Forest by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, on 8 June, with Brown and the Brahmins (Reece). The evening a benefit for Maggie Duggan and Clive Hersee.
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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