The Swiss Cottage, or Why Don't She Marry?

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The Swiss Cottage, or Why Don't She Marry? is a vaudeville in one act by Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839)[1]

The text also referred to simply as The Swiss Cottage, and on occasion called a musical burletta.

The original text

First performed at the Royal Olympic Theatre, London, followed by performances at various American theatres. Published as Volume 405 of Dicks' standard plays, Volume 1 of Lacy's acting edition and in Samuel French's American Drama (no LXXIX), 1860 and by Thomas Hailes Lacy, London, 1866.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed as The Swiss Cottage by the Le Roy-Duret Company on 25 September as part of their "Grand Re-opening Night" in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, with Good for Nothing (Buckstone) , Delicate Ground (Dance).

1871: Performed as The Swiss Cottage by the visiting Bijou Troupe in the Cape Town Institute building on 20 March, with The Rough Diamond (Buckstone).

Sources

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Buckstone%2C%20John%20Baldwin%2C%201802%2D1879

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Baldwin_Buckstone

Facsimile version of the Samuel French text of A Rough Diamond (nd), The Digital Archive[2]

Facsimile version of the Samuel French text of The Rough Diamond (1850), The Digital Archive[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp 230, 253-4.

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