Ici on Parle Français
Ici on Parle Français ("Here we speak French") is an English farce in one act by Thomas John Williams (1824-1874)
The original text
First performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London in 1859.
Published as Issue 297 of French's minor drama, by Samuel French
The title also found as Ici on Parle Français, or The Major's Mistake in the new 1889 publication of the text by H. Roorbach, New York.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1868: Performed as Ici on Parle Français by the Lanarkshire Dramatic Club (amateur players from the 99th Regiment) in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, on 21 October, with The Irish Post (Planché), Irish songs by Lieutenant Tanner and a song ("The Long-tail'd Blue"") by "the infant phenomenon".
Facsimile version of the 1889 text, The Internet Archive
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