St Cupid, or Dorothy's Fortune

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St Cupid, or Dorothy's Fortune is a comedy in three acts by Douglas Jerrold (1803-1857)[1].

The original text

Written for Charles Kean, it had a Command Performance at Windsor 22 January 1853, then went into repertory with Kean’s Macbeth at the Princess Theatre.

Published in London by Bradbury and Evans, 1853 and in New York by William Taylor, 1854.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1854: Performed for the first time in in South Africa on 2 May in the Garrison Theatre by the Garrison Players and some local Amateurs, along with Perfection, or The Lady of Munster (Bayly) and A Bloomer's Costume (Stirling). The cast included Mr Pitt, Captain Hall, Mr Salter, and Corporal Bishop.


Alan R. Young Punch and Shakespeare in the Victorian Era. Peter Lang, 2007:p.179[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: p. 406,

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