Also known as The Octoroon, or Life in Louisiana.
The original text
A melodrama about the love between a white man and an octoroon girl, first staged in 1859 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1866: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 24 May by the Le Roy and Duret Company, with Bachelor's Buttons (Stirling), as a "complimentary Testimonial to the favourite artiste Mme. Duret by her Admirers".
1914 - Performed at the Palladium Theatre, Johannesburg, opening on 5 October 1914. Produced by Edward Vincent, the cast included Ethel Bracewell, Stephen Scanlan, Austin Milroy, Shelagh Conway, Florence Creagh, Frank Lynne, Dick Cruikshanks, Herbert Lewis, Cecil De Lee and Martha Rowson.
Rand Daily Mail, 6 October 1914
World Drama, by Allardyce Nicoll.
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