Scenes from Robinson Crusoe
The original text
See also the entry on Robinson Crusoe
Translations and adaptations
No indication is given of which of the many dramatized versions of the text was being used in this case, nor any indication of an adaptor. It is most likely a reference to a selection from the pantomime by Henry J. Byron (1835-1884), called Robinson Crusoe, or Friday and the Fairies , the full version of which Roebuck had been performing in Cape Town in this period.
Performance history in South Africa
1878: Performed as "scenes from Robinson Crusoe" (Defoe) by the Disney Roebuck company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on "Regatta Night", 22 May, with Pygmalion and Galatea (Gilbert) as a benefit for Miss Frances Delaval.
1878: Performed as "the main scenes from Robinson Crusoe" (Defoe) by the Disney Roebuck company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on "Regatta Night", 24 May, with The Captain's not a Miss (Wilks) and Jack and Jack's Brother (Anon)
William Groom. 1899-1900. Drama in Cape Town. Cape Illustrated Magazine, 10(4): 478-481, 517-520, 547-552, 580-584, 640-643, 670-672, 706-708.
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