Faust et Marguerite
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). 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
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