Gale Breezely, or The Tale of a Tar

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Gale Breezely, or The Tale of a Tar is a nautical drama in two acts by J.B. Johnstone (1803-1891)[1].

Also found as Gale Breezely! or, The Tale of a Tar

The original text

First performed at the Royal Surrey Theatre, London, in 1845 and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy, London, in

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1861: Performed as Gale Breezely, or The Tale of a Tar on 15 January under the auspices of the Cape Town Dramatic Club in the Cape Town Dramatic Club Theatre, with The Bride of Abydos, or The Prince, The Pearl and The Pirate (Byron). The evening a joint benefit for Mrs. C. Fraser and Mr. H. Seymour.


Catalogue entry for John Sheridan's promptbook, Princeton Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.154,

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