Michel et Christine
The original text
First performed at the Théâtre du Gymnase, Paris, on 3 December, 1821, published 1821.
Translations and adaptations
First performed in English at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on Thursday, February 14th, 1822 and printed from the acting copy, with remarks, biographical and critical, by G.H. Davidson (London) in 1830.
In the 1830 published version, the French original is referred to wrongly as Michael et Christine.
Performance history in South Africa
1842: Performed as Love in Humble Life in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town by the Garrison Players on 9 June, and repeated 15 June. It was accompanied by Love, Law and Physic (Kenney) and Make Your Wills! (Mayhew and Smith). Performers included D. M'Donald, Mr Wellesley and Mr Priestly.
1862: Performed as Love in Humble Life by Clara Tellett and her company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 10 July, with The Warlock of the Glen (Walker) and a "clog dance" by Mr Stokes. According to the reviewer in Volksblad (12 July, 1862) a star performer in the comedy was apparently Mr Raymond as the dumb farmer.
1867: Performed in English as Love in Humble Life in Mr Ferguson's Saloon, in the Swiss Hotel, Plein Street, Cape Town, by the Young Men's Dramatic Company on 29th June, with The Turned Head (Beckett).
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