The Old Guard
Not to be confused with the play One of the Old Guard (1914) by Constance Campbell
The original text
Originally known as Napoleon's Old Guard, it was Boucault's first play, written when he was still at school and performed by Boucicault's school fellows at Brentford Collegiate School, London, in 1836. Later revised and renamed The Old Guard, it was professionally performed on January 30, 1840, at the Theatre Royal, Brighton and then played at the Princess's theatre, London in 1844, before opening in the USA at the Chatham Theatre on Friday, August 1, 1845.
Published by in Dicks' Standard Plays , ca. 1845, and by Samuel French, 1848.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Richard Fawkes. 2011. Dion Boucicault. Ardent Media: pp. 21-22
Dion Boucicault Collections, University of Kent Library 
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