Faith and Falsehood, or The Fate of the Bushranger

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Faith and Falsehood, or The Fate of the Bushranger is a drama in three acts by W. L. Rede (William Leman Rede, 1802-1847)[1]

The play was possibly also performed as The Bushranger.

The original text

First performed in London at the Queen's Theatre, Sept.22, 1834 and later at the Surrey Theatre, and published in London as Issue 263 of Duncombe's acting edition of the British theatre in 1834 and later as Dicks' standard plays ; no. 548 by John Dicks, London, [1884].

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1876: A play simply called The Bushranger (no author given) was performed in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck and company on 1 August, with Jack Sheppard. Though there are a number of plays about bushrangers (see The Bushrangers), this British play is most likely to have been the text used by Roebuck. (Given its interracial theme, Melville's The Bushrangers, or Norwood Vale is a far less likely probability.)


Facsimile version of the Duncombe text[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.

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