La Joie Fait Peur
La Joie Fait Peur ("joy causes fear") is a one act French play in 23 scenes by Mme Émile de Girardin (Delphine de Girardin, 1804-1855).
The original text
The title is normally written in lower case in French sources, i.e. La joie fait peur.
First performed in Paris, at the Théâtre-Français on 25 February, 1854, and published by Callmann-Lévy, Paris.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted into English as a one act play called Night and Morning by Dion Boucault (), first performed in Manchester in 1871. The play was also apparently known as Kerry, after the leading character, originally played by Boucicault himself, and Night and Morning, or Kerry.
Performance history in South Africa
G.M. Rohrig. 1956. An Analysis of Curtain Acting Editions and Promptbooks of Plays by Dion Boucicault, Unpublished PhD dissertation, The Ohio State University
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