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==The original text==
 
==The original text==
  
Written by Carré and loosely based on Goethe's [[Faust]], it was later to become the basis for Gounod's opera Faust, for which Carré also wrote the libretto with Jules Barbier in 1859.
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Written by Carré and loosely based on Goethe's [[Faust]], the play was first performed and published in Paris, 1850(?).
 
 
The play first performed and published in Paris, 1850(?)
 
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
  
Adapted and translated into English as ''[[Faust and Marguerite]]'',  romantic drama in three acts, by T. W. Robertson (1829-1871)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_William_Robertson].  Published in London by Samuel French, [187-?]),   
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Adapted and translated into English as '''''[[Faust and Marguerite]]''''',  romantic drama in three acts, by T. W. Robertson (1829-1871)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_William_Robertson].  Published in London by Samuel French, [187-?]),  and was first played at the Princess's Theatre, London, in April, 1854
  
It was first played at the Princess's Theatre, London, in April, 1854
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The play formed the basis for Gounod's opera ''[[Faust]]'', for which Carré also wrote the libretto with Jules Barbier in 1859.
  
Robertson's translation ''may'' have been the play that, at least according to [[D.C. Boonzaier]] (1923), was performed in South Africa as '''''[[A Deal with the Devil]]'''''. Boonzaier lists it as an anonymous play, but [[F.C.L. Bosman]], (1980: p. 434) credits T.W. Robertson.
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Robertson's translation '''''may''''' have been the play that, at least according to [[D.C. Boonzaier]] (1923), was performed in South Africa as '''''[[A Deal with the Devil]]'''''. Boonzaier lists it as an anonymous play, but [[F.C.L. Bosman]], (1980: p. 434), citing Boonzaier, credits T.W. Robertson.
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
  
1875: Performed in the Bijou Theatre on 17 July as ''[[Faust and Marguerite]]'' by [[Disney Roebuck]] and his company, with ''[[The Area Belle]]'' (Brough and Halliday).
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1862: Performed as ''[[Faust and Marguerite]]'' in the  [[Theatre Royal]], Cape Town on 29 December by [[Clara Tellett]] and her company, with ''[[Paul Pry]]'' (Poole). The evening was a benefit for [[Mr Raymond]]. [[F.C.L. Bosman]] (1980, p.137) claims that '''this was the very first performance of any version of ''[[Faust]]'' in South Africa.'''
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1865: Selections from ''[[Faust and Marguerite]]'' performed in the  [[Theatre Royal]], Cape Town on 13 November by the [[Ray and Cooper]] company, with ''[[Pepper's Ghost]]'', said by Groom (cited in Bosman, 1980: p.192) to be "illustrating the drama of Faust" , ''[[The Harvest Storm]]'' (Hazlewood) and ''[[Which shall I Marry?]] (Suter).
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1875: Performed in the [[Bijou Theatre]], Cape Town,  on 17 July as ''[[Faust and Marguerite]]'' by [[Disney Roebuck]] and his company, with ''[[The Area Belle]]'' (Brough and Halliday).
  
1910: A play called ''[[A Deal with the Devil]]'' was performed in Cape Town towards the end of the year by  the [[De Jong-Black Company]].
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1910: A play called ''[[A Deal with the Devil]]'' () was performed in Cape Town towards the end of the year by  the [[De Jong-Black Company]].
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==

Latest revision as of 06:27, 3 December 2019

Faust et Marguerite is a "drame fantastique" in three acts and 4 tableaux, by Michel Carré (1819-1872)[1] and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)[2]

The original text

Written by Carré and loosely based on Goethe's Faust, the play was first performed and published in Paris, 1850(?).

Translations and adaptations

Adapted and translated into English as Faust and Marguerite, romantic drama in three acts, by T. W. Robertson (1829-1871)[3]. Published in London by Samuel French, [187-?]), and was first played at the Princess's Theatre, London, in April, 1854

The play formed the basis for Gounod's opera Faust, for which Carré also wrote the libretto with Jules Barbier in 1859.

Robertson's translation may have been the play that, at least according to D.C. Boonzaier (1923), was performed in South Africa as A Deal with the Devil. Boonzaier lists it as an anonymous play, but F.C.L. Bosman, (1980: p. 434), citing Boonzaier, credits T.W. Robertson.

Performance history in South Africa

1862: Performed as Faust and Marguerite in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town on 29 December by Clara Tellett and her company, with Paul Pry (Poole). The evening was a benefit for Mr Raymond. F.C.L. Bosman (1980, p.137) claims that this was the very first performance of any version of Faust in South Africa.

1865: Selections from Faust and Marguerite performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town on 13 November by the Ray and Cooper company, with Pepper's Ghost, said by Groom (cited in Bosman, 1980: p.192) to be "illustrating the drama of Faust" , The Harvest Storm (Hazlewood) and Which shall I Marry? (Suter).

1875: Performed in the Bijou Theatre, Cape Town, on 17 July as Faust and Marguerite by Disney Roebuck and his company, with The Area Belle (Brough and Halliday).

1910: A play called A Deal with the Devil () was performed in Cape Town towards the end of the year by the De Jong-Black Company.

Sources

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/browse?type=title&index=929135&key=faust%20erster%20teil%20zweiter%20teil%20urfaust%20%2f&c=x

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Carr%C3%A9

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_William_Robertson

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 133, 137, 192, 325, 328, 434


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