David Copperfield

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David Copperfield is a novel by Charles Dickens.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Little Em'ly by Andrew Halliday (1869)

Adapted for the stage as Little Em'ly by Andrew Halliday (1830-1877)[] 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

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).


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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