Jack at the Cape, or All Alive Among the Hottentots!
Jack at the Cape, or All Alive Among the Hottentots! is described as a "Ballet Dance", possibly devised by H. Booth during his stay in Cape Town.
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Possibly devised by H. Booth during his stay in Cape Town, though Bosman does not count it as a South African work, but one brought from England. He also suggests that a sequel, also referred to as "a ballet with dance" and called The Lawyer in the Sack, or Jack's Return!!!, was performed by Booth on 30 January, 1832 in Cape Town.
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Performance history in South Africa
1832: First performed by All the World's a Stage, announced as a "new Ballet Dance", with The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare) and The Scapegrace (Buckstone). The evening was presented in The African Theatre on 7 January - ostensibly as Mr Booth's farewell performance before leaving the colony (though he played again in November).
1832: Performed again ("with a new scene representing Table Bay") on 22 September in the Cape Town Theatre, Cape Town, by All the World's a Stage with The Miller's Maid (Saville) and The Soldier's Daughter (Cherry).
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