Jump to navigation Jump to search

Francillon is a French play in three acts by Alexandre Dumas, fils (1824-1895)[1]

The original text

First performed in Paris at the Théâtre-Française on 17 January, 1887.

Published in Paris by Calmann Lévy in 1887.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English as Francillon by Kyrle Bellew (1855-1911)[2].

Performance history in South Africa

1894: Performed by Joseph Ashman and the "Ashman Group" as part of a short season in Cape Town's Opera House, alongside Therese (Anon) and Sunlight and Shadow (R.C. Carton).


Facsimile version of the 1887 French text, The Internet Archive[3],_fils

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, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.400

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays

Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays

Return to PLAYS III: Collections

Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances

Return to South African Festivals and Competitions

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page