The Birthday, or the Prince of Arragon
The original text
Described as "A dramatick piece with songs in two acts [and in prose]", it was a special piece to celebrate the twenty-first birthday of the prince of Wales.
First performed in London at the Theatre-Royal Haymarket in 1783.
Performance history in South Africa
1812: Performed in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the Garrison Players on 12 October, (using the title The Birth Day , and apparently billed as a comedy in 3 acts), with Silvester Daggerwood (Colman, Jr) and The Apprentice (Murphy) .
Translations and adaptations
National Library of Ireland catalogue
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