The Scapegrace, or I've Been Roaming

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The Scapegrace, or I've Been Roaming is a burletta in one act by John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879)[1]

Sometimes simply referred to as The Scapegrace (e.g. by F.C.L. Bosman, 1928).

The original text

First performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London in March 1828.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1832: Performed by All the World's a Stage as The Scapegrace, with The Merchant of Venice and a "new Ballet Dance" called Jack at the Cape, or All Alive Among the Hottentots!. The evening was was presented in The African Theatre on 7 January - ostensibly as Mr Booth's farewell performance before leaving the colony (though he played again in January and November).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 219,

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