The Roll of the Drum

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The Roll of the Drum is a romantic drama in three acts by Thomas Egerton Wilks (1812-1854)

The original text

First performed in London at the Adelphi Theatre in November 1843 and at Sadler's Wells Theatre. Published in London by T.H. Lacy and in Chicago : Dramatic Publishing Co., [1843?])

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed as The Roll of the Drum in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by the Le Roy-Duret Company on 30 July, with The Four Sisters (Brooks).


Facsimile version of the Dramatic Publishing Co., Hathi Trust Digital Library[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 209.

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