Medea, or The Best of Mothers, with a Brute of a Husband

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Medea, or The Best of Mothers, with a Brute of a Husband is a burlesque in one act by Robert B. Brough (1828-1860).

The original text

First performed at the Royal Olympic Theatre, London, July 14, 1856. Published by T.H. Lacy, London, in 1856.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1858: Performed in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town on 11 May by the Cape Town Dramatic Club, with Still Waters Run Deep (Taylor), with a "Highland Fling" by an amateur. .

1858: Performed in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town on 18 May by the Cape Town Dramatic Club, with Still Waters Run Deep (Taylor), in addition to a "Highland Fling" by an amateur and a "song in character" by J.E.H. English.

Sources

Facsimile version of the 1856 Lacy edition, Hathi Trust Digital Archive[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 144, 147-8

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