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The Wreck Ashore is a drama in two acts by John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879)[1], with music composed by George Rodwell (1800-1852)[2].

Also known as The Wreck Ashore, or A Bridegroom from the Sea or simply Wreck Ashore.

The original text

Performed at Adelphi Theatre as The Wreck Ashore, or A Bridegroom from the Sea, on 21 October 1830. It was the hit of the 1830-31 season, during which it was repeated 80 times. Published in 1830 as The Wreck Ashore in London by Webster and Co., and by Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper.

Translations and adaptations

South African productions

1847: Performed as The Wreck Ashore for the benefit of the Regimental School on 7 July by the 90th Light Infantry in the Amateur Theatre, Cape Town, with No. 23, John-Street, Adelphi (Buckstone) and "A Serio-Comic Burlesque on the Tent Scene" in Richard III (Shakespeare)


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: p. 396

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