The Picnic

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The Picnic is a children's operetta composed by J.R. Thomas (1829/30?-1896)[1], with a libretto by George Cooper (1840-1927)[2].

The original text

Also billed as "a cantata for schools" the work, first published by Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston, and dated 1869.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1872: Performed with success during November as part of a concert presented in the Mutual Hall, Cape Town, by J.H. Ashley and his Tonic Solfa Choral Union


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.287

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