David Copperfield

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David Copperfield is a novel by Charles Dickens.

The original text

Considered by many as Dickens's masterpiece, it was originally called The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery, it was first published as a serial in 1849–50, and as a book by Bradbury & Evans in 1850.

Translations and adaptations

Little Em'ly by Andrew Halliday (1869)

Adapted for the stage as Little Em'ly by Andrew Halliday (1830-1877)[1] in 1869. Warmly approved by Dickens himself, the play enjoyed a long run at Drury Lane and throughout the colonies. Also found as Little Emily, or The Ark on the Sands

Performance history in South Africa

1877: Performed as Little Emily, or The Ark on the Sands in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck's company on 6 and 9 October, with The Happy Pair (Lover).



"David Halliday", The Online Book Page[2]

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.361,

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