Henriette the Forsaken

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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.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1861: Performed as Henrietta the Forsaken with Only a Halfpenny (Oxenford)


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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