The Degenerates

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The Degenerates is a play by Sydney Grundy (1848–1914)[1].

The original text

Opened at the Haymarket Theatre, London, starring Lily Langtry, opening on 31 August, 1899, and playing till 14 October. It went on to play on Broadway from during January and February, 1900, and was later taken on tour.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1906: Performed by the Lily Langtry and company in the Opera House, Cape Town, then under the Wheeler Brothers' management, opening on 5 February.


J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. (Second, revised edition, p. 423). Scarecrow Press, Google E-book[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.424

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