A comedy in one act by August von Kotzebue.
The original text
based on a story told to the author by a friend, the sketch must have been written and first produced sometime in 1811-1812, though the only published version appears to be one printed in Augsburg ca. 1814 by the publishing house Stage.
Translations and adaptations
According to Allardyce Nicoll (1930, p.470 ) the play was translated and/or adapted into English under two titles, by unknown authors.
Also known as The Blank Cartridge apparently (see Nicoll, 1930: p. 470)
Described as "A Farce, in Two Acts" and "Adapted from Blind Geladen, a sketch in one act by August von Kotzebue".
This version was first performed at the Lyceum Theatre 21st May 1812, published by C. Chapple, 1812.
Performance history in South Africa
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