J'ai Mangé Mon Ami

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J'ai Mangé Mon Ami is a vaudeville in one act by X.B. Saintine (Joseph Xavier Boniface, 1798-1865)[1], C. V. Varin (1798-1869)[2], and Louis Boyer (1810-1866)[3].

The original text

First performed in Paris in 1850, published by M. Lévy fr. in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Adapted into English as a one act farce called I've Eaten my Friend! by John Vipon Bridgeman (1819-1889)[4]. First performed on September 8, 1851 in the Royal Olympic Theatre, London, and the text published by T.H. Lacy in 1852.

Performance history in South Africa

1868: Performed in English as I've Eaten my Friend! (and ascribed to Bridgeman) by the Lanarkshire Dramatic Club (amateur players from the 99th Regiment) in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, on 4 April, with My Son's a Daughter (Parselle).






"J.V. Bridgeman" in The Online Books Page[5]

Facsimile version of the T.H. Lacy English text, HathiTrust Digital Library[6]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 262

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