Holly Bush Hall, or The Track in the Snow
Holly Bush Hall, or The Track in the Snow is the name of a Christmas story, as well as the title of three adaptations of the story.
Often also found as Hollybush Hall, or The Track in the Snow
- 1 The original text
- 2 Dramatizations, translations and adaptations
- 3 Performance history in South Africa
The original text
The story "Holly Bush Hall, or The track in the snow. A tale for Christmas" was written by Malcolm J. Errym (pseudonym for James Malcolm Rymer, 1814-1884) and serialized in Reynolds's Miscellany (London): nos. 602-.
Dramatizations, translations and adaptations
The story saw no less than three adaptations for the stage in 1860:
Holly Bush Hall, or The Track in the Snow by John Mordaunt (fl. 1860s)
First performed at the Standard Theatre, London, on 7 February, 1860
Holly Bush Hall, or The Track in the Snow by William Seaman
First performed at the Effingham Saloon, London 8 February, 1860
Holly Bush Hall, or The Track in the Snow by William E. Suter
Adapted as a light comedy by William E. Suter (1811?-1882), it was first performed at the Queen's Theatre, London, on 25 February, 1860 and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy.
Performance history in South Africa
1865: The Suter version was performed as Hollybush Hall, or The Track in the Snow by the officers of the 1st Batallion of the 10th Regiment in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 11 and 14 March, along with Wanted 1000 Spirited Young Milliners for the Gold Diggings (Coyne).
Price One Penny. A Database of Cheap Literature, 1837-1860
Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press
Allan Stuart Jackson. 1993. The Standard Theatre of Victorian England. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.p.127, Google E-book
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