Buried Alive, or The Visit to Japan

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Buried Alive, or The Visit to Japan is a melodrama, adapted from an unnamed French comedy by H. M'Pherson.

Sometimes simply referred to as Buried Alive, a title found for a number of works.

The original text

The English version was first performed in English in Newcastle-on-Tyne Amphitheatre, May 1 1799(??)

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1855: Performed in Cape Town on Thursday 26 July by Sefton Parry as part of his farewell performance, alongside A Phenomenon in a Smock Frock (Brough) and The Lottery Ticket (Beazley).


"The Stage" cyclopaedia, a bibliography of plays, compiled by Reginald Clarence[1].


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 433

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