Le Savant

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Le Savant is a French comédie-vaudeville in two acts by Eugène Scribe (1791-1861)[1].

The original text

First performed in Paris at the Théâtre du Gymnase Dramatique on 22 February, 1832.

Published in the collection entitled Théâtre complet d’Eugène Scribe Volume 12 (p. 266-362), as edited by Aimé André in 1835.

Translations and adaptations

Adapted into English as The Scholar by John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879)[2] and first performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in July, 1835 and in New York at Wallack's Theatre in 1854.

The English text published in London by William Strange in 1835 and as No 834 of Dick's Standard Plays in [183-?] and in New York by O.A. Roorbach [186-?]

Performance history in South Africa

The play is best known in South Africa in Buckstone's English version.

1870: Performed in English as The Scholar by the Young Men's Institute and Club Dramatic Company, Cape Town, on 2 September with The Waterman (Dibdin), as a benefit evening for Miss De Courtney.

1870: Performed again by the Young Men's Institute and Club Dramatic Company, Cape Town, on 19 December as "Sick Benefit" for T. Brazier, with A Terrible Tinker (Williams).




Facsimile version of the William Strange text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[3]

Facsimile version of the Dick's text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[4]

Facsimile version of the Roorbach's text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[5]


The Online Books Page, Books by John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879)[6]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 176-8

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