Le Pèlerin Blanc, ou Les Orphelins du Hameau
The original text
First performed to great success in the Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, April 1801 and published in Paris in the same year.
Translations and adaptations
Translated into English as The Wandering Boys, or The Castle of Olival by John Kerr (fl. 1814-1834).
Also referred to simply as The Wandering Boys on occasion.
Performance history in South Africa
1818: Performed as The Wandering Boys in the African Theatre by the Gentlemen Amateurs and Mr Cooke and his company, on 26 September 1818, with as afterpiece The Miller and his Men (Pocock). Also included two songs sung by Mr Pitt and "The Bird Duet" ( from Dibdin's comic opera The Cabinet, with music by J. Braham), sung by Mr Cooke and Mrs Cooke. This was a Benefit Performance for Mrs Cooke, one of the players.
Allardyce Nicoll A History of Early Nineteenth Centry Drama Volume II 1800-1850 p. 6
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