The Sightless Bride
The Sightless Bride is a play by an unnamed author.
The original text
There are a few candidates for the play and author in this case. Probably all the same work.
A play by an anonymous author, called Sightless Bride and described as "a play with music" that "includes an Irish song and jig", was performed at the New Bowery Theatre, New York, 22-23 August, 1864 and a play called The Sightless Bride was performed in the Metropolitan Theatre, California, on 2 November, 1870 (again, no author mentioned).
A play called The Devil of Paris, or The Sightless Bride is listed in Popular Stage: Theatre in Nineteenth Century England (p.30) and is there ascribed variously to J.B. Johnstone (John Beer Johnstone, fl. 1860s), T. Archer Surrey (?) and "Anon." Dated 1865 in the listing.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1876: Performed as The Sightless Bride (Anon.) in the Theatre Royal, Burg Street, Cape Town by Disney Roebuck's company, under the temporary management of C. Wilstone, on 27 July, with The Momentous Question (Fitzball).
Daily Alta California, Volume 22, Number 7530, 2 November 1870
Popular Stage: Theatre in Nineteenth Century England (Series One, Manuscript and Typescript: Parts 1-5: Author Index. Page 30), Gale (microform.gale.com).
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