The Balkan Princess

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The Balkan Princess is a musical comedy by Frederick Lonsdale (1881-1854)[1] and Frank Curzon (1868-1927)[2], with lyrics by Paul Rubens (1875-1917)[3] and Arthur Wimperis (1874-1953)[4], and music by Paul Rubens (1875–1917)[5]. .

The original text

The play opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, on 19 February 1910.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1911: Performed by the Wheeler Theatre Company in the Opera House, Cape Town.


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, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 435,

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