The Reprisal, or The Tars of Old England
The original text
First performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane on January 22 1757.
Translations and adaptations
A play billed as The Tars of Old England was apparently performed in Cape Town in 1808, and was possibly an adaptation of Smollett's play, given the title and the description as a "delightful comedy", though it may also have been a new version of Britain's Brave Tars, or All for Saint Paul's, a special celebratory piece by John O'Keeffe, written for the naval victories of 1797, as O'Keeffe's work was popular in Cape Town at the time.
Performance history in South Africa
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