Grace Huntley

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Grace Huntley is a domestic drama in three acts by Henry Holl (1811-1884).

Also known as Grace Huntley, or The Follies of Youth.

The original text

Apparently based on a story called The Trials of Grace Huntley by Mrs C.S. Hall in The Amulet: A Christian and Literary Remembrancer. (1833: pp. 79-80. Reprint. London: Forgotten Books, 2013.)[1].

First performed as a "domestic burletta in three acts" at the Adelphi Theatre, London on 14 October, 1833. Published by G.H. Davidson, London 1833(?)

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1855: Performed in Cape Town's Garrison Theatre by the Garrison Players (officers of the 73rd Regiment or Captain Hall's Company) on 28 September 1855 as part of a presentation "for the Patriotic Fund" , under the title Grace Huntley, or The Follies of Youth with the farce Comfortable Lodgings, or Paris in 1750 (Peake).

Sources

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2212268

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search/british-newspapers?date=1833-12-01&date_offsetdate=1833-12-31&lastname=bennett&page=6

http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/19th-october-1833/14/the-theatres

14 Oct 1833 playbill, British Library in The Adelphi Theatre Calendar for 1833-1834[2]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 412

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