The Second in Command
The author is often billed as Captain Robert Marshall, since he wrote a number of his earlier plays while still in the military.
The original text
A play about love and loyalty set against the background of the Boer War of 1899-1901.
First performed in London on 27 November, 1900.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted as a silent film also called The Second in Command in 1915, filmed by Quality Pictures Corporation, directed by William J. Bowman and starring Francis X. Bushman and Marguerite Snow.
Performance history in South Africa
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