Oh! Susannah!

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Oh! Susannah! is a farcical comedy in three acts by Mark Ambient (1860-1937)[1].

Not to be confused with "Oh! Susanna", the popular minstrel song written by Stephen Foster (1847)[2]

The original text

First performed at the Eden Theatre, Brighton, on September 6th, 1897, afterwards played at the Royalty Theatre, London.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1908: Performed in South Africa by the Leonard Rayne company, with a cast that included Naomi Rutherford.





Maryna Fraser. 1985. Johannesburg Pioneer Journals, 1888-1909. Van Riebeeck Society: p. 257

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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