Charles XII; or, the Siege of Stralsund

Revision as of 13:33, 10 December 2015 by Satj (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Charles XII; or, the Siege of Stralsund is a historical drama in two acts by James Robinson Planché (1796 – 1880)[1]. (Also written Charles the Twelfth, Charles XII or Charles the XII.)

The original text

The play opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on the 11th December, 1828 and was performed 1828 – 1829.

Performance history in South Africa

1835: Performed by Garrison Players (in fact the the officers of the 98th regiment), on 28 July 1835 in the African Theatre, followed by The Review, or The Wags of Windsor (Colman Jr).

1845: Performed by All the World's a Stage on Friday 22 August, 1845 in the Roland Street Theatre, followed by The Irish Tutor (Glengall).

1854: Was apparently to have been performed on 11 July 1854 by Garrison Players , to be followed by A Peculiar Position (author unnamed, but it was a translation from Scribe & Bayard by Planché). It seems this did not take place due to the illness of the stage manager, but was probably done some time later in July, with the addition of The Two Bonnycastles (J.M. Morton). The performances were repeated on Friday, 18 August, now with another addition, that of The Honeymoon (Tobin).


Bosman, 1928: pp. 195, 408, 414

Go to South African Theatre/Bibliography

Return to

Return to C in Plays II Foreign Plays

Return to South_African_Theatre/Plays

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page