The Maid of Croissey, or Theresa's Vow
The original text
First produced in London at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, July 20th, 1835, and published by Chapman and Hall in 1835(?) and as No. 339. Dicks' Standard Plays.
Translations and adaptations
It appears that Mrs Gore's play may be the original work, subsequently performed under a variety of titles (and possibly adapted) in various parts of the world. The assumption is supported by the fact that there are references to a "Gold Cross" and a "vow" in Mrs Gore's play.
Performance history in South Africa
1860: Performed as The Cross of Gold, or The Orphan's Vow (no author credited) on 22 June in the Cape Town Theatre, Cape Town, by the Sefton Parry company, with a dance by Miss Powell and Used Up (Boucicault).
1876: Performed as The Cross of Gold (no author credited) on 2 November in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, by the Disney Roebuck company, under the temporary management of C. Wiltstone. Also played was Checkmate (Halliday).
R.J. Broadbent. 1969. Annals of the Liverpool Stage, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: p. 383
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