My Poll and my Partner Joe
My Poll and my Partner Joe is a nautical melodrama by John Thomas Haines (1799?-1843)
Also found as My Poll and My Partner Joe, or Pretty Poll of Putney.
The original text
Based on a popular nautical song Poll and My Partner Joe by Charles Dibdin (1790). The play first performed on 31 August, 1835 in the Surrey Theatre, London. Published by Samuel French, with music selected and arranged by J.M. Jolly.
Published as My Poll and My Partner Joe, or Pretty Poll of Putney in London, 1851
Translations and adaptations
In the 1960s the play was adapted from Haines' play of 1835 and published under the same title by Con Diamanti (Combridge, 1969).
Performance history in South Africa
1863: Performed under the title Poll and my Partner Joe by Clara Tellett and her company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 5 January, with Born to Good Luck, or The Irishman in Italy (Power) and poetry readings, inter alia from Tam O' Shanter (Burns). The evening a benefit for J. Spencer.
John Storey. 2010. Culture and Power in Cultural Studies. Edinburgh University Press.
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