Hunting a Turtle
Also found as Hunting a Turtle, or Trust a Woman's Wit.
The original text
First performed in The Queen's Theatre, London on the 14th September, 1835 and at the American Theatre, Philadelphia and the Franklin Theatre, New York in the same year. First published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in Volume xl. Also published in Turner's Dramatic Library by Turner and Fischer, Philadelphia, in 1836 and as Issue 402 of Dicks' standard plays (with Catching an Heiress by Selby) in 1883.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1862: Performed as Hunting a Turtle, or Trust a Woman's Wit in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town by the Clara Tellett and her company on 16th June, with Madeleine, or The Daughter of the Regiment (Sterling).
1866: Performed, as a special request for Lady Wodehouse (wife of the Governor) as Hunting a Turtle in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town by the Le Roy-Duret Company on 18 June, with Good for Evil, or A Wife's Trial (Augier), The Actress of All Work (Oxberry) and a popular "dance-song", The Nervous Cures.
CUP Archive. A History of Early Ninteenth Century Drama 1800-1850, Cambridge University Press, p. 387
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