The Spitalfields Weaver
Also found as The Spitalfields Weaver, or How are you, Brown?
F.C.L. Bosman (1928) often has the author's name as "Bayley", possibly an error in his sources on South African performances.
The original text
First performed at the St James's Theatre, London, on 10 February, 1838. First printed in London by Chapman and Hall in 1838. Reprinted many times in the 19th century.
Apparently from an unidentified French original, though completely Anglicised.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1877: In this instance apparently performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 12 September as The Spitalfields Weaver, or How are you, Brown? by the company of Disney Roebuck , with All that Glitters is not Gold (Morton)
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