The Waterman, or The First of August
The original text
First performed at the Theatre-Royal, Haymarket. Published in London by London by T. Becket, 1774.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted as a one-act opera, simply named The Waterman, edited and arranged by William Young () and Florian Pascal ().
Performance history in South Africa
1862: Performed as by Sefton Parry and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 4 April, with The Honeymoon (Tobin). The evening a benefit for James Leffler. Bosman (1980: footnote on p. 112) wonders whether this may not have been the shorter version by Young and Pascal.
1868: Performed by the Le Roy and Duret company in the Commercial Exchange, Cape Town, on 3 Fabruary, with The Loan of a Lover (Planché) and songs by D'Arcy Read and Mr Toogood. The evening a benefit for Elsie Sidney and D'Arcy Read.
"The waterman: or, the first of August: a ballad opera, in two acts. As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal, Hay-Market", Great Writers Inspire.
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