Hans, the Boatman
Also found as Hans the Boatman.
The original text
Called "an idyl of the Adirondacks", the text was apparently written for the Anglo-Dutch comedian Charles Arnold, who "created" the role of "Hans" and performed it across the globe.
Arnold first performed it in England on 7 March, 1887 at the Theatre Royal Sheffield and first appeared in London at the Grand Theatre on 4 July 1887. Performed at Hooley's Theatre, on April 6, 1890). He thereafter took it on tour with his English Comedy Company, inter alia visiting South Africa and Australia.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1895: Performed in Cape Town by Charles Arnold on 11 September.
J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. (Second, revised edition, p. 423). Scarecrow Press, Google E-book
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