(Later written Venice Preserved in modernized versions)
The original text
Considered the most significant tragedy of the English stage in the 1680s, it was first staged in 1682, with Thomas Betterton as "Jaffeir" and Elizabeth Barry as "Belvidera". The play was soon printed and enjoyed many revivals through to the 1830s.
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Performance history in South Africa
1862: A scene from Venice Preserved was performed by the Amateurs of the Band on 17 February in the Garrison Theatre at Keiskamma Hoek, with a cast consisting of J. F. Gay (Jaffier), W. Allan (Pierre). Also performed were a scene from Poor Pillicoddy (J.M. Morton) and The Omnibus, or A Convenient Distance (). (For more on contemporary responses to the performances, see the entry on the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot)
North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 12. Febuary 28, 1862.
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