The Indians of the Far West
Also found as The Indians of the Far-West
The original text
Possibly a tableau-like performance based on something like the illustrated article called “Indians of the Far West”, published in The Illustrated London News, Vol. XXXII, No. 913 on Saturday, April 17, 1858, pp. 400-401.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1861: A scene from The Indians of the Far-West was performed in the Grahamstown Garrison Theatre by the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot on June 3, with a cast that included J. F. Gay (Waconosta, Chief of the Mohicans) and J. Davies (Mardoc). Also performed was as The Irish Tutor (Butler), followed by a scene from Castle Spectre (Lewis). (For more on contemporary responses to the performances, see the entry on the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot)
1862: The Band of Amateurs performed a scene from The Indians of the Far West in the Garrison Theatre, Keiskamma Hoek, on June 3, with the same cast. This was accompanied by a scene from The Castle Spectre (Lewis) and Bombastes Furioso (Rhodes)
Transcription of the 1858 ILN article, posted on the Stone Quarries and Beyond web site by Peggy B. Perazzo (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) on February 2013. Accessed: 7 August, 2018.
North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 7. June 13, 1861.
North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 13, July 23, 1862. (Keiskama Hoek)
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