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''[[A Faint Heart which Did Win a Fair Lady]]'' is a comedy in one act by John Pratt Wooler (1824-1868)[http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n82227253/]  
 
''[[A Faint Heart which Did Win a Fair Lady]]'' is a comedy in one act by John Pratt Wooler (1824-1868)[http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n82227253/]  
  
Also found as ''[[Faint Heart which Did Win Fair Lady]]''.
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Also found as ''[[Faint Heart Did Win Fair Lady]]''.
  
 
==The original text==
 
==The original text==
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1866: Performed (as ''[[Faint Heart which Did Win Fair Lady]]'') by the [[Le Roy and Duret Company]] in the [[Harrington Street Theatre]], on 15 October, with ''[[Pizarro]]'' (Von Kotzebue/Sheridan), ''[[A Ticket to Leave]]'' (Phillips) and a dance called "La Cachuca" by [[Mrs Brazier]] and [[Mrs Luin]]. The evening was a "Farewell Complimentary Testimonial" for [[Madame Duret]]
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1866: Performed (as ''[[Faint Heart Did Win Fair Lady]]'') by the [[Le Roy and Duret Company]] in the [[Harrington Street Theatre]], on 15 October, with ''[[Pizarro]]'' (Von Kotzebue/Sheridan), ''[[A Ticket to Leave]]'' (Phillips) and a dance called "La Cachuca" by [[Mrs Brazier]] and [[Mrs Luin]]. The evening was a "Farewell Complimentary Testimonial" for [[Madame Duret]]
  
1867: Performed (as ''[[Faint Heart which Did Win Fair Lady]]'') by the [[Madame Duret]] and her company in the [[Harrington Street Theatre]], on 24 June, with ''[[Governor van Brute, or Things as They Might Have Been]]'' (Utting/Mollan). The evening was a benefit for  [[B. Mollan]]
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1867: Performed (as ''[[Faint Heart Did Win Fair Lady]]'') by the [[Madame Duret]] and her company in the [[Harrington Street Theatre]], on 24 June, with ''[[Governor von Brute, or Things as They Might Have Been]]'' (Utting/Mollan). The evening was a benefit for  [[B. Mollan]]
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==

Latest revision as of 05:47, 27 February 2020

A Faint Heart which Did Win a Fair Lady is a comedy in one act by John Pratt Wooler (1824-1868)[1]

Also found as Faint Heart Did Win Fair Lady.

The original text

The play was first performed at the Royal Strand Theatre, London on 9 February, 1863. Published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy in the same year as Volume 57 of Lacy's acting edition. The title is a surely a reference (and the play even a response) to Planché's 1837 comedy, Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady, which may thus have indirectly inspired Wooler's play.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed (as Faint Heart Did Win Fair Lady) by the Le Roy and Duret Company in the Harrington Street Theatre, on 15 October, with Pizarro (Von Kotzebue/Sheridan), A Ticket to Leave (Phillips) and a dance called "La Cachuca" by Mrs Brazier and Mrs Luin. The evening was a "Farewell Complimentary Testimonial" for Madame Duret

1867: Performed (as Faint Heart Did Win Fair Lady) by the Madame Duret and her company in the Harrington Street Theatre, on 24 June, with Governor von Brute, or Things as They Might Have Been (Utting/Mollan). The evening was a benefit for B. Mollan

Sources

Facsimile version of the original 1840 text by Planché, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Planch%C3%A9

Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press: p.632[3]

https://books.google.co.za/books/about/Faint_Heart_which_Did_Win_a_Fair_Lady.html?id=XansnQEACAAJ&hl=en&output=html_text&redir_esc=y

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 77, 213, 226, 325

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