The Dream at Sea
The title is also variously found as The Dream at Sea, or The Cornish Wreckers (even quaintly and probably inaccurately referred to as The Dream at Sea, or The Cornish Wheelers) and as The Dream at Sea, or The Wreckers of Cornwall by Sefton Parry (cited in F.C.L. Bosman, 1980) during the first South African performances in 1860-1.
The original text
First performed on 23 November, 1835 at the Adelphi Theatre, London
Published as The Dream at Sea by W. Strange, London, 1835 and later also in Boston by W.V. Spencer as no LXVIII in the series Spencer's Boston Theatre.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1860: Produced as The Dream at Sea, or The Cornish Wheelers (sic) by Sefton Parry on 22 March in The Cape Town Theatre in Harrington Street with An Alarming Sacrifice (Buckstone). Thomas Baines painted a spectacular backdrop for the play.
1865: Performed as The Dream at Sea to packed houses in the presence of Governor Wodehouse, in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town by the Valorous Amateurs (amateur players from the visiting ship the H.M.S. Valorous). Also performed was Cool as a Cucumber (Jerrold), with music by the 10th Regiment.
Facsimile version of the 4th edition (1835) by Strange, Google E-book
Facsimile version of the Spencer's 1859 published text, Hathitrust Digital Library
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