Aurora Floyd is the name given to a number of dramatizations of the eponymous novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915 ).
- 1 The original text
- 2 Translations and adaptations
- 3 Performance history in South Africa
- 4 Sources
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Braddon's novel was immediately dramatised for the stage on its appearance by five translators, all the plays first put on in 1863.
Aurora Floyd, or The Deed in the Wood by Charles Smith Cheltnam
This version was the very first to be performed, and opened at the Princess's Theatre on 11 March, 1863.
Aurora Floyd, or The Dark Deed in the Wood by Colin Henry Hazlewood (1823–1875)
This version was first performed at the Britannia Theatre Saloon on 20 April, 1863. The script was subsequently published by Thomas Hailes Lacy's in his series Acting Edition of Plays, the 85th play in the series. Hazlewood's version was also known as Aurora Floyd, or The First and Second Marriage.
Aurora Floyd by John Beer Johnstone (18–18)
This version was first to performed at the Marlybone Theatre in May, 1863.
Aurora Floyd by William E. Suter (18–18)
This version was first to performed at the Queen's Theatre on 30 March, 1863.
Aurora Floyd by Benjamin Webster (Jr) (18–18)
This version was first to performed at the Adelphi Theatre on 14 March, 1863.
Performance history in South Africa
K. Newey. 2005. Women's Theatre Writing in Victorian Britain. Springer: p. 197.