The Smuggler's Daughter

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The Smuggler's Daughter is a melodrama in two acts by Thomas Dibdin (Thomas John Dibdin, 1771–1841)[1]

The original text

First performed at Astley's Amphitheatre and first published by Thomas Richardson, London, in 1831, with nine further editions being published up till 1855. A full edition, with commentary, published by J. Cumberland in 1834.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1847: Performed in the "Amateur Theatre" (i.e. the Garrison Theatre) , Cape Town, by the 90th Light Infantry on Friday, 30th April, with John of Paris (Pocock) as afterpiece.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 395,

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