1. The Citizen is a South African newspaper based in Johannesburg.
The original text
Originally offered in a three-act version at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden in 1761, it was revised into a shorter, two-act version in 1762 and this version was then printed in 1763, for G. Kearsly, in Philadelphia in America by T. H. Palmer, 1824.
The source for the play was apparently an unnamed contemporary French play.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1830: Performed in the African Theatre, Cape Town by the English Theatrical Amateur Company on 1 May 1830, with The Weathercock (Forrest), as a Benefit for Mr White, the Professor of Music, an event which also included a musical concert as interlude (which i.a. featured an overture from Lodoiska). The advert in the South African Commercial Advertiser (1 May 1830) mistakenly claims that Murphy's "admired farce...[has].. never ..[been]..performed here".
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