Sunlight and Shadow

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Sunlight and Shadow is a play in three acts by R.C. Carton (1856-1928)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Avenue Theatre, London on 1 November, 1890. Published by Samuel French in 1900.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1894: Performed by Joseph Ashman and the "Ashman Group" as part of a short season in Cape Town's Opera House, alongside Therese (Anon) and Francillon (Dumas).


Facsimile version of the 1900 text by Samuel French, The Internet Archive[2],_fils

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 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.400

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