Robinson Crusoe, or The Injun Bride and the Injured Wife
Robinson Crusoe, or The Injun Bride and the Injured Wife is a burlesque written by W.S. Gilbert, Henry J. Byron, and others
Creating the play was obviously a major group effort, as often the case with burlesque, and one is not quite sure of all the authors involved in the project. For example, Andrew Crowther (2000) mentions the following co-authors: Thomas Hood, H. S. Leigh, and Arthur Sketchley, while the Yale University Library's "Guide to the W.S. Lewis Collection of W.S. Gilbert Manuscripts and Letters") gives the co-authors as Thomas Hood, Henry Sambroke Leigh, William Jeffery Prowse, and George Rose.
The original text
This is one of three works written (or at least co-written) by Henry J. Byron, all based on Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe. The others are a burlesque called Robinson Crusoe, or Harlequin Friday and the King of the Caribee Islands!(1860) and a pantomime called Robinson Crusoe, or Friday and the Fairies(1868).
First produced at the Haymarket Theatre, London on 6 July 1867.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Andrew Crowther. 2000. Contradiction Contradicted: The Plays of W.S. Gilbert'. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press.
Yale University Library: "Guide to the W.S. Lewis Collection of W.S. Gilbert Manuscripts and Letters"
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