The Lancers

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The Lancers is an interlude in one act by John Howard Payne[1] (1791 – 1852)

The original text

First played at the Drury Lane theatre, London 29 November 1827, and at the Bowery Theatre, New York on 4 March 1828. Published by John Cumberland, London in 1828.

Translations and adaptations

1850: Performed by the 73rd Regiment (i.e. the Captain Hall's Company) in the Garrison Theatre on Wednesday 29th May 1850, with My Young Wife and my Old Umbrella (Webster) and confusingly, according to Bosman, 1928[2]]:p, 398, a "Comedietta, in two Acts, by D. Boucicault, Esq., A Lover by Proxy! or My Daughter Sir! (Planché)". (Actually the latter was not one, but two one act plays: A Lover by Proxy by Boucicault and My Daughter, Sir!, or A Daughter to Marry by Planché .)


Frank Pierce Hill, 1970. American Plays Printed 1714-1830: A Bibliographical Record[3]: p. 83.

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: p. 398

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