The Maid with the Milking Pail

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The Maid with the Milking Pail is a comic drama, in one act, by John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Haymarket Theatre and the Adelphi Theatre, London, in 1852 and the National Theatre, Boston in 1854. Published by T.H. Lacy, London, in [1853?], and in Boston by W.V. Spencer, [1857?]

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed in the Theatre Royal in Harrington Street, Cape Town, by the Le Roy and Duret Company, with Camilla's Husband (Watts) on 3 October.


Facsimile version of the 1853 text by Lacy, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

Facsimile version of the 1857 text by Spencer, Hathi Trust Digital Library[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 230

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