The Victor Vanquished

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The Victor Vanquished is a comedy in one act by Charles Dance (1794-1863)[1]

The original text

First performed at the Princess's Theatre, London, in 1854 and in the Boston Theatre, 1856.

Published as Issue 376 of Lacy's acting edition by T.H. Lacy, 1854 and Issue 66 of Spencer's Boston theatre by William V. Spencer (based on the performance text arranged for the Boston production by J.B. Wright), published 1856?.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1858: Performed again as The Victor Vanquished in the New Music Hall in Buitekant Street, Cape Town, by J.E.H. English and company on 6 July, with The Boots at the Swan (Selby) featuring Miss Delmaine and Mrs Delmaine.


Facsimile version of Spencer edition of the 1856 performance text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 120

William Groom. 1899-1900. Drama in Cape Town. Cape Illustrated Magazine, 10(4): 478-481, 517-520, 547-552, 580-584, 640-643, 670-672, 706-708.

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