Sam's Arrival

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Sam's Arrival is a one act play by John Oxenford (1812-1877)[1].

The original text

Called "An Absurdity in 1 Act", it was first performed in the Strand Theatre, London, on 8 September, 1862. Originally published in London by T.H. Lacy, [1862?].

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed as an afterpiece to The Bride of Lammermoor (Calcraft) in the Harrington Street Theatre (Theatre Royal) by the Le Roy and Duret Company on 30 April.

1866: Performed in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town by the Le Roy and Duret Company on 7 and 9 May, as afterpiece to The Green Bushes (Buckstone).


The Victorian Plays Project, Electronic Catalogue - Volume 56[2]

Allardyce Nicoll. 2009. A History of English Drama 1660-1900, Volume 6: p. 444[3].

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

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