My Son Diana
The original text
First performed at the Haymarket, London , on 25th May, 1857 and at the Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia in 1857. Published in Boston by W.V. Spencer,  as no CXXXIII of Spencer's Boston Theatre.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1860: Performed on the Eastern Cape border on 29 October by the Sergeants of the Regiment (North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot) as afterpiece to Macbeth (Shakespeare). The cast of the farce consisted of Sergeant J. Lydon, (Mr Caraway Culpepper), Sergeant-major T. H. Smith (Mr Septimus Smith), Sergeant F. Edwards (John, a servant), Lance Corporal J. Davies (Diana, Culpepper's daughter), Corporal G. Brown (Louisa, Culpepper's niece).
Facsimile version of the 1857 edition, Hathi Trust Digital Library
North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 3. November 1, 1860.
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