The Queen's Horse
The original French text
According to a reviewer in The Aldine Magazine this was a "free and compressed translation of Le Brasseur de Preston", an opéra-comique in three acts, composed by Adolphe Adam (1803—1856) to a libretto by Adolphe de Leuven (1800-1884) and Léon-Lévy Brunswick (1805-1859), and first performed in Paris at the Opéra-Comique, Salle de la Bourse on 31 October, 1838. It was published by in Paris by J. Delahante, n.d.(ca.1838).
The original English text
The English one-act version by Honan and Planché was first performed at Madame Vestris's Royal Olympic Theatre on 3 December, 1838 and published in London by Chapman and Hall in 1839.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1854: Performed on 5 June in the Garrison Theatre by the Garrison Players and some local Amateurs, with a cast which included Mrs Arlington and Captain Hall. The other plays presented were The Rent Day (Jerrold) and The Spitalfields Weaver (Bayly).
Facsimile version of a review in The Aldine Magazine, Dec. 1838-June 1839, Volume 1: p. 29. (Google eBook)
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