Henry Dunbar, or A Daughter's Trial
Sometimes referred to simply as Henry Dunbar
The original text
Founded on the novel Henry Dunbar: the Story of an Outcast by Elizabeth Braddon (London : J. Maxwell, 1864). The play's subtitle was changed by Taylor and the play was first produced as Henry Dunbar, or A Daughter's Trial at the Royal Olympic Theatre, London, under the management of Horace Wigan, on 9 December, 1865, and at Wallack's Theatre, New York, on 2 November, 1867. Published in London by Samuel French (Volume 1139 of French's acting edition) and in New York by Robert M. De Witt (Issue 8 of Witt's acting plays).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
The play was performed with great success by the Disney Roebuck company in the Bijou Theatre in August and September of 1875. Miss Berenger was praised by critics for her role as the good but unhappy daughter.
Facsimile version of the 1867 De Witt edition of the original text, Hathi Trust Digital Library
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