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== Performance history in South Africa ==
== Performance history in South Africa ==
1861: Performed as ''[[Henrietta the Forsaken]]'' with ''[[Only a Halfpenny]]'' (Oxenford)
1861: Performed in the [[Theatre Royal]] by the [[Sefton Parry]] company as ''[[Henrietta the Forsaken]]'' on 28 October, with Mr [[H.W. Franklin]] and "his celebrated Act" of ''[[The Corde Volante]]'' and ''[[Only a Halfpenny]]'' (Oxenford). The evening was a benefit for [[Mrs Parry]].
== Sources ==
== Sources ==

Revision as of 06:39, 30 March 2020

Henriette the Forsaken is a drama in three acts by John Baldwin Buckstone ()[]

Also found as Henriette, the Forsaken or Henrietta the Forsaken

The original text

The story was taken from a German novel called The Patrician and to some extent the play was inspired by a French dramatization by an unnamed author. First performed at the Theatre Royal Adelphi in 1834 and published by William Strange, London, in the same year.

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Performance history in South Africa

1861: Performed in the Theatre Royal by the Sefton Parry company as Henrietta the Forsaken on 28 October, with Mr H.W. Franklin and "his celebrated Act" of The Corde Volante and Only a Halfpenny (Oxenford). The evening was a benefit for Mrs Parry.


Facsimile version of the 1834 edition, Google E-book[1]

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: p.99

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