A Day after the Fair
A Day after the Fair is a farce or burletta by Charles A. Somerset (fl. mid-19th century).
Some editions (e.g. Elton, 1830), describe it as "A Burletta, in One Act", others ; (e.g S. French, 1856?) "A Burletta", and while other versions (e.g. Cumberland, 1829; and Davidson et al, 1830) refer to it as "a farce in two acts".
The original text(s)
Some uncertainty exists about the first performance, but it was apparently done at the Surrey theatre, London, in 1827, the Bowery Theatre in 1828 and at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in 1829 (possibly the first performance of the two act version).
Printed inter alia by Elton's Dramatic Repository, 1828, by John Cumberland in London, 1829 and by G H. Davidson, 1830, all of them claiming to be from the acting copy, the latter two also containing "remarks biographical and critical by D-G" (George Daniel) .
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1846: Performed in Cape Town (possibly by All the World's a Stage) in the newly renamed Hope Street Theatre, now called the Victoria Theatre, on Tuesday 21 July, 1846, as afterpiece to Charles the Second, or The Merry Monarch (Payne) and Fortune's Frolic, or The Ploughman Turned Lord (Allingham) as an interlude.
Entry on the 1883 edition by Dicks, The Internet Archive
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