Beauty and the Barge
The original text
A stage adaptation of W.W. Jacobs's short story, The Lady of the Barge, by Jacobs and Louis N. Parker.
First performed by the Haymarket Theatre Company, temporarily exiled to the New Theatre, London on Tuesday 30th August, 1904.
It was brought to Australia and South Africa by the Brough-Flemming Comedy Company to play in Melbourne in 1905 and produced in New York by Charles Frohman at the Lyceum Theatre from 9th June, 1905 to mid September of the same year.
The text was published by Samuel French in 1910.
Translations and adaptations
The play was filmed in 1937 by Julius Hagen Productions, directed by Henry Edwards and featuring Jack Hawkins.
Performance history in South Africa
1906: Performed in the Opera House, Cape Town, by a visiting company (probably the Brough-Flemming Comedy Company, or at least members of that company), under the auspices of the Wheeler Theatre Company. The lead was taken by Herbert Greville.
Facsimile version of the 1910 Samuel French edition, Hathi Trust Digital Archive
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