The Happy Man
The original text
Described as "an extravaganza in one act" and performed in the Haymarket Theatre, London in 1839 and The National Theatre, Boston 1846.
Published in J. Dicks Standard Plays (1883) and W. V. Spencer, Boston in Spencer's Boston Theatre XLIII (18**).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1859: Reportedly performed as The Happy Man, or the Legend of - by Sefton Parry in the Harrington Street Theatre on 5 December. Billed as a one act burlesque acts, with a Spanish dance as interlude and Agnes de Vere, or A Wife’s Revenge (Buckstone).
Frederick Wilse Bateson (ed). 1969The Cambridge Bibliography of English literature. 2. 1660-1800, Volume 3. CUP Archive: p. 407
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